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Global rise in breast cancer due to ‘Western lifestyles’

Of all the exports from our modern world, breast cancer ranks as among the most dubious. Once thought to be a disease of the rich, it is now a global epidemic.

The rise of the cancer in Europe and America ? cases have jumped 80 per cent in the UK since the 1970s ? is being mirrored across the world. And scientists say increasing prosperity and the “Westernisation” of traditional lifestyles is to blame.

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