Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 23rd, 2005
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among women in Western countries. In North America, for example, there are an estimated 233,000 new cases every year and 45,000 deaths. Despite the well-characterized role of genetics and reproductive risk factors, as well as the suggested roles of physical activity and alcohol, more than half of breast cancer risk remains unexplained.
A study published online May 31, 2005, in the International Journal of Cancer suggests that long-term exposure to passive...
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