Life Style

The healthy lifestyle was associated with a reduced likelihood of having breast cancer


Primary prevention of this disease should be promoted in an integrated way by the implementation of policies of cooperation between the health sector and other sectors of society, both public and private, with intent to facilitate, directly or indirectly, the recruitment of healthy lifestyles by of the population.

The key partners are the school, the world's production (especially the food), transport, urban planning, work.


The index of healthy lifestyle was defined as the combined effect of moderate physical activity and / or intense, low-fat, processed foods, refined grains, complex carbohydrates, and the prevention of tobacco smoking and consumption of alcohol.

The results showed a protective effect in women both pre-(OR = 0.50, 95% CI 0.29 to 0.84) and postmenopausal (OR = O.20, 95% CI 0.11-0.37).

Prevention strategies for breast cancer are significantly less effective than those of ovarian cancer , as the histological examination of the Pap test can identify pre-cancerous cells and forms therefore is effective to identify cancer even before they evolve into the malignant form.

For breast cancer the other hand, prevention is based on the identification of cancer already present, and therefore its effectiveness is dependent on the time of diagnosis and its timing.