The teen years—time for learning to drive, going to that first prom, and fighting breast cancer. That may sound farfetched, but some experts believe that breast cancer prevention should start as early as puberty.
One study suggests that girls who eat an unhealthy diet during puberty, especially one high in fat, may have a higher risk of developing breast cancer later on in life, even if they don’t become overweight or obese.
In addition, research links exercising regularly at a moderate or intense level for as little as four hours per week to lowering breast cancer risk.
Having your teenager eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly can be tough, but it’s easier and more effective if your family does this together. This research is just more proof that it’s never too early to make healthy choices a habit.
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