Jewish women with a particular genetic mutation have a high risk of contracting breast cancer, a new study says. Ashkenazi Jewish women are prone to mutations in the BRCA gene that makes the bearer susceptible to breast cancer. The effects can be mitigated if girls with a family history of the mutation perform exercises when they enter puberty and live a healthy lifestyle as adults.
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