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10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer


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Breastfeeding may provide a slightly lower risk of breast cancer.
Breastfeeding may provide a slightly lower risk of breast cancer.
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Plan to breastfeed your baby. Women who breastfeed may have a slightly lower risk of breast cancer, some studies show. Possibly, breastfeeding interrupts ovulation and this lowers estrogen output. Another reason: "Breastfeeding may help breast cells become fully mature and thus less prone to mutations that can turn cancerous," says Dr. Zejewski.


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