Lifestyle for breast cancer risk reduction

Menopause. 2022 Aug 1;29(8):979-981. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000002006.


Primary prevention is the most cost-effective long-term strategy for reducing breast cancer occurrence. Lifestyle education centered on the 2018 American Institute for Cancer Research Cancer Prevention Recommendations, offered as a package, should be a core component of routine patient visits. The key components of the recommendations include maintenance of a normal weight; following a low-fat, whole-food, plant-predominant diet rich in whole grains, fruit, and vegetables; regular physical activity; and alcohol avoidance.

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Breast Neoplasms* / prevention & control
  • Diet
  • Female
  • Fruit
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • United States
  • Vegetables