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Lowering Breast Cancer Risk
New York Times

A new report aimed at identifying environmental risk factors for breast cancer urges women to avoid unnecessary medical radiation, avoid certain hormone treatments for menopause, limit alcohol and keep their weight down. As Denise Grady, the New York Times health reporter, writes:

The report, 364 pages long and two years in the making, was issued on Wednesday by the Institute of Medicine, an independent group that is part of the National Academy of Sciences and advises the government and public.