December 8, 2011
A report calls for “high priority” research into endocrine disruting chemicals commonly found in canned food, lotion, and other everyday products.
Getting active and cutting excess body fat are two of the best ways a woman can dramatically slash her breast cancer risk—the science is clear. However, obesity, along with genetics, contributes to just 30 percent of the breast cancer diagnoses women get every year. What isn’t so clear is what causes the remaining 70 percent of cases. And a new report released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Science may not provide much hope of definite answers anytime soon.