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BRCA1 gene mutation linked to fewer eggs in ovaries

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Women with the BRCA1 gene mutation appear to have smaller amounts of the anti-Müllerian hormone, a hormone that indicates the number of eggs remaining in the ovaries. The research appears in the journal Human Reproduction. The ovaries of women with the BRCA1 mutation appear to have fewer eggs. BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are associated […]

How fruit and alcohol impact breast cancer risk

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Teens who eat fruit may be building up protection against breast cancer, but drinking alcohol later in life could aggravate the risk, say findings from two linked studies published in the BMJ. Fruits and vegetables are important sources of fiber, vitamins, and other biologically active substances, which are thought to offer protection against breast cancer. […]