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  • Lower your risk of breast cancer by reducing your overall body fat
  • All along you've been told that a reduction in belly fat is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers. But a new study published in the journal Endocrine-Related Cancer has found that it's actually a reduction in overall body fat that's associated with lower risk of breast cancer! Researchers behind this study say the results highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy weight ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2017]
  • How you cook your meat directly affects your chance of surviving breast cancer
  • Attention, ladies! Do you enjoy your meat smoked, grilled or done on the braai? If you answered “yes”, you'll be shocked to know that a body of past research has linked eating meat cooked in these ways to increased risk of breast cancer. Even worse, a new study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has revealed that these meat cooking methods may also lower you... ››› more
  • [08 February 2017]
  • There are many reasons to love these avocado baked eggs… But here are four
  • If you love both avocado and baked eggs, you're in for a treat! Before I tell you how you can make your own avocado baked eggs, I first want to tell you why you should choose to start your day with this scrumptious egg breakfast (or brunch) idea. The remarkable health benefits of eggs I’m sure you know a thing or two about the health benefits of eggs. In case you don’t, though, some of ... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Should you get a mammogram earlier because you have lumpy breasts?
  • The answer is simple: Nope. Well, not necessarily… Women with lumpy breasts don't have a higher risk of breast cancer, so earlier screening isn't necessary. The technical term for lumpy breasts is “fibrocystic breasts”. The lumps are nodules of fibrous tissue or cysts that form in response to fluctuating hormones. These lumps might feel very tender and change in size throughout you... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
  • New US study finds that surgeons might be over-treating breast cancer
  • Many breast cancer patients wrongly believe that having both breasts removed - a double mastectomy - will improve their chance of survival, according to a new study. “Our finding that so many women are receiving much more extensive surgery than needed to treat their disease is striking,” study author Dr Reshma Jagsi, associate professor or radiation oncology at the University of Michigan Me... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • Halve your risk of breast cancer recurrence by drinking two cups of coffee each day
  • If you're a breast cancer patient, I have some positive news for you! A new study led by researchers from Lund University in Sweden claims that breast cancer patients who take the drug tamoxifen could have their risk of getting it again by drinking coffee! Read on to find out how drinking at least two cups of java each day while on these meds can slash your breast cancer recurrence risk in h... ››› more
  • [22 May 2015]
  • Four delicious diet changes that could help lower your breast cancer risk
  • If you've done your research, you'll know that women with a faulty BRCA1 gene typically have a 45% to 90% risk of developing breast cancer sometime in their life. The average woman only has a 12% risk. What is a BRCA1 gene you're wondering? Simply put, it's the gene that restrains the growth of cells in your breasts. While you can't do anything about the genes you were born with, committing... ››› more
  • [24 April 2015]
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