By Jenny Hope
Last updated at 9:54 AM on 9th August 201
Britian’s high number of breast cancer cases is being fuelled by the Western lifestyle that encourages women to over-eat, drink too much and exercise too little, say new figures.
They show the breast cancer rate in this country is more than four times higher than in eastern Africa, which has the lowest in the world.
Other parts of the world also have far fewer cases of breast cancer, with rates only half as high in South America and two-thirds lower in parts of Asia.
But this means the disease is not ‘inevitable’ for British women, who can cut the risk by taking action to prevent it, claims the World Cancer Research Fund.