Extra lbs - More fat tissue and higher levels of insulin are associated with a rate of postmenopausal breast cancer 1.5 to 2 times higher than women at a healthy weight. One more reason to trim down.
Physical inactivity - Need more motivation to get moving? Research shows that women who get regular exercise lower their risk of developing breast cancer by 10-20% over nonexercisers.
Alcohol - That daily glass or two of wine might not be such a great idea. Compared to nondrinkers, women who consume 2-3 alcoholic drinks per day have a 20% greater chance of developing breast cancer. That’s because alcohol raises estrogen and androgen levels, which are associated with increased risk of cancer.