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Exercise & Weight

Learn about the effects of diet, lifestyle, and surgical menopause on cancer risk and quality-of-life for people with HBOC.

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A prospective investigation of predictive and modifiable risk factors for breast cancer in unaffected BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene carriers
A prospective study from Dublin following unaffected individuals with BRCA mutations and tracking body composition, signs of metabolic syndrome, physical activity, and diet, and will collect blood samples for future use.

Building the case for weight loss in breast cancer
Journal of Clinical Oncology vol. 30 no. 19 (2012): 2294-96.

Reduced calorie dietary weight loss, exercise, and sex hormones in postmenopausal women: Randomized controlled trial
Campbell KL, Foster-Schubert KE, Alfano CM, et al. Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 30, no. 19 (2012): 2314-26.

Physical activity and the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers.
A 2009 study from the Netherlands examining exercise and breast cancer risk.

Physical activity and survival after breast cancer diagnosis
Research published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2005 which linked increased activity to improved survival in breast cancer patients.

Breast and ovarian cancer risks due to inherited mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. The New York Breast Cancer Study Group
Research by Dr. Mary-Claire King published in the journal Science in 2003 that looked at the relationship between exercise and breast cancer onset in women with BRCA mutations.

Overweight, obesity, and mortality from cancer in a prospectively studied cohort of U.S. adults
Large study published in New England Journal of Medicine in 2003 that links obesity to increased risk of dying from cancer.

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