Control your weight- Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer. This is true in men and women. This is especially true if obesity occurs later in life, particularly after menopause in women. To know if you are overweight a Weight Chart can be found (www.facebook.com/chicagofit4life)
Eat healthy- Embrace a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates and fatty foods. Eat lean protein such as fish or chicken breast and eat red meat in moderation, if at all. Eat whole grains. Choose vegetable oils over animal fats to cook all ones food in.
Be physically active- It’s usually not the disease that a person dies from, but the treatment. Most bodies aren’t physically strong enough to survive western medicines treatments. Research suggests that increased physical activity, even when begun later in life, reduces overall breast-cancer risk by about 10% to 30% percent. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, which, in turn, helps prevent breast cancer or survive breast cancer treatment if acquiring the disease.
Breast-feed- Breast-feeding may play a role in breast cancer prevention. Making milk 24/7 limits breast cells’ ability to misbehave. The longer you breast-feed, the greater the protective effect. Most women have fewer menstrual cycles when they’re breastfeeding (added to the 9 missed periods during pregnancy) resulting in lower estrogen levels. Still trying to convince my mother to let me get back on the good stuff. I tell her it’s to save her life but she refuses to answer my calls.
Drink little or no alcohol- Globally, one in five (21.6%) of all alcohol-related deaths are due to cancer. Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Women should limit intake to no more than one drink per day, regardless of the type of alcohol. Alcohol breaks down into a substance called acetaldehyde, which can cause genetic mutations – a permanent change in the DNA sequence that makes up genes. This can trigger a response from the body leading to the development of cancerous cells.
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