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Breastfeeding and HRT

European Code Against Cancer

About the module

12 minutes long


Includes a final quiz

Includes links to references

About the lecturers

Dr Isabelle Romieu

Former Head of the Section of Nutrition and Metabolism at the International Agency for Research on Cancer

Dr Karen Brown

Scientist at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize why breastfeeding is a cancer-protective factor.
  • Describe the evidence on benefits of breastfeeding.
  • Outline the current measures available at policy level to promote breastfeeding.
  • Recognize why hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a cancer risk factor.
  • Cite the attributable fraction due to HRT in the European Union.
  • Describe the recommendations aimed at limiting HRT use.

This module is part of a comprehensive online learning curriculum on the European Code Against Cancer, 4th edition.

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The European Code Against Cancer – 10A. Breastfeeding and HRT

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