Rural Chinese and blind women less likely to get breast cancer
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(KTNV) -- A person's lifestyle can greatly affect the risk for disease.
So, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ABC News asked "How can you avoid the disease?"
They discovered that rural Chinese women have the lowest rates of breast cancer in the world. That is because their diet consists mostly of rice and vegetables with little meat or fat.
They are able to maintain healthy weights because of their diets and consistent exercise lowers their risk even more.
ABC News also discovered that blind women have less chance of getting breast cancer.
Being blind actually keeps an individual's sleep cycle very regular, which is associated with a lower risk of cancer.
Scientists say looking at these unique groups and the reasons behind lower rates of cancer may help to eradicate the disease one day.