There's nothing you can do about being born into a family riddled with breast cancer. But there is lots you can do to prevent yourself from developing the horrible disease - and it all starts with breast cancer awareness.
Breast cancer awareness has nothing to do with early detection, chemotherapy, radiation or disfiguring surgery. Instead, it's all about prevention. One study proved that identifying lifestyle factors that predict the development of this cancer can be modified to reduce your risk substantially...
The study, which looked at over 370,000 women in nine European countries assessed the lifestyle habits - such as diet, exercise and weight management - of the study subjects for 13 years. During a follow-up, researchers found that a shocking 36,994 of the study subjects had developed breast cancer, while 23,828 had died of the disease.
On the other hand, study subjects who had the highest adherences to lifestyle recommendations had a 60% lower risk of not only breast cancer, but also death and other types of cancer - wow! Here's what the breast cancer lifestyle recommendations were...
These lifestyle recommendations can help you prevent breast cancer and even save your life
The following lifestyle recommendations for preventing breast cancer
are drawn from the WCRF/AICR Second Expert Report.
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Stop living a sedentary lifestyle! Make sure you exercise for at least 30 minutes a day – even if it’s just light exercise.
Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, peas and whole-wheat pasta.
Don’t eat more than 450 g of red meat like beef, lamb or pork a week. Also, avoid eating any processed meats such as deli meats.
Cut back on or eliminate energy-dense foods.
Avoid drinking soft drinks that are packed with sugar.
Maintain a healthy weight for your body type.
Limit your alcohol intake to one drink a day. Better yet, stop consuming alcohol altogether.
Avoid eating sodium-rich foods or foods that are processed with salt such as cheese, potato chips and meatloaf.
If you’re a breastfeeding mother, breastfeed for the first six months at least to cut your risk of premenopausal breast cancer.
Don’t take supplements to protect yourself against cancer – research hasn’t yet confirmed that they have such benefits.
If you’re already fighting breast cancer, you can follow these guidelines after treatment for further cancer prevention.
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