You've probably heard it before: Physical exercise can lower your risk of breast cancer. But researchers haven't been able to tell us just how much exercise it takes…
Christine Friedenreich, a leader of cancer epidemiology and prevention research at Alberta Health Services, and colleagues identified that body fat as a pathway to lowering cancer risk.
In an earlier study, they found that wo... ››› more
Constipation isn't something you want to talk about. But it's an important subject that could mean a world of difference to your overall health.
A few years ago, a group of British researchers did a comparison study of severely constipated women, who had bowel movements approximately once a week, vs. women who had daily movements and didn't suffer from constipation at all.
Because ... ››› more
Breast cancer is one of the most feared diseases amongst women. And it affects as many as one in 35 women in South Africa.
But is there anything you can do to help prevent this dreaded disease?
It turns out if you avoid certain foods, you stand a better chance of preventing breast cancer.
Let's have a look…
Ban these four foods from your diet to stand a better chance of preventing ... ››› more
“Sitting is worse for your health than smoking” was the headline splashed all over the world in the last couple of years.
And now, you know it really IS that bad.
Not only one of the main causes of obesity, sitting for long periods every day is a leading cause of colon cancer.
But then there's the risk of breast cancer that comes from sitting too long as well. And researchers are f... ››› more
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and affects one in 35 women in South Africa. If a member of your family has had breast cancer, your chances increase.
But besides self-testing, is there anything else you can do to help prevent breast cancer?
Turns out, there are six foods you can eat to help prevent breast cancer, let's take a look…
Help prevent breast cancer b... ››› more
It's the disease most feared by all women. Cancer of the breast is the most prevalent cancer amongst women - affecting one in nine women in South Africa.
But, the five year survival rate for breast cancer detected early is over 99%! So a reliable breast cancer detection plan is the BEST insurance you could have against dying from breast cancer.
Here's how to put a breast cancer detection pl... ››› more
Even if you're not always aware of them, as a woman, your breasts are important.
Think about how you'd feel if they were no longer there!
You get the idea.
And taking care of them in the right ways is essential to keeping them healthy, plump and cancer-free.
One of the best ways to do so is to ensure you get the right amount of zinc. And zinc is more important for your breasts than... ››› more
Research on postmenopausal women has always advocated a proper diet and plenty of physical exercise to lower women's risk of breast cancer.
But the latest research coming out of the Netherlands says that women who lose weight through exercise are at a lower risk of breast cancer than women who lost the same amount of weight through diet alone!
"Exercise is the preferred weight loss strate... ››› more
A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast that doctors use to screen for breast cancer. While mammograms don't prevent breast cancer, they can help save your life by finding breast cancer as early as possible. And that means all women should do them. If yours is coming up, use these simple steps to prepare for your mammogram. Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means tha... ››› more
When it comes to reducing your breast cancer risk, there are some things you can't change: Like your family history. But you can change what you eat! And doing that could go a long way to decreasing your risk… One in eight: That’s how many women will get breast cancer during her life.
But you don’t have to be part of this statistic.
And it starts, by knowing what foods to put on yo... ››› more
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