Body mass index, lifestyle factors, and migration history among Mexican-American women with and without a family history of breast cancer
Methods: We evaluated associations among FH, BC risk factors including BMI, lifestyle factors, migration history, and adherence to ACS guidelines in 7279 Mexican-American (MA) women in the Mano a Mano Cohort Study.
Results: MA women with a FH of BC were older, reported lower levels of adherence to ACS physical activity and BMI guidelines, and had higher BMIs (mean 32.1 vs. 30.8) compared to those without a FH. Prevalence of FH was higher among US-born women and those residing in the US for 20 years or more compared to Mexican-born women.
Discussion: Our results suggest that MA women, regardless of their FH risk status, do not practice risk reducing behaviors.
Discuss how family history of breast cancer may have an effect on lifestyle behaviors among Mexican-American women.
Keyword(s): Cancer, Minority Health
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