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Early life diet may raise breast cancer risk later

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Diet early in the life can raise the risk of breast cancer later, new research suggests, as can related factors that are totally independent of the body’s production of the hormone estrogen.

“The findings of this study are particularly important when we superimpose them on data showing that girls are experiencing breast development at earlier ages, coincident with a growing epidemic of childhood obesity,” says UC Davis Professor Russ Hovey.

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