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Table 1 Breast cancer risk factors

From: Future possibilities in the prevention of breast cancer: Role of genetic variation in breast cancer prevention

  Modifiable using traditional intervention strategies
  Yes No
Factors that confer highest risk   
   Inherited susceptibility  
   Atypical hyperplasia  
   Endogenous hormone levels  
   Early age at menarche  
   Late age at menopause  
   Late age at first pregnancy  
Factors with small effects on risk   
   Physical activity  
   Weight/body mass  
   Alcohol consumption  
Possible risk factors that confer small risk   
   Oral contraceptive use  
   High dietary fat  
   Low dietary fiber