Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ways to Reduce Risk of Cancer

What you need to know to lower your risk, find support and have healthy breasts for life.

1. Reduce or stop consumption of alcohol.
A recent study shows that just 1-2 alcoholic drinks per day may increase your risk of breast tumors by 32%. 3 or more drinks daily ups the odds by 51%.

2. Stop eating junk food.
Research shows that women with the highest levels of transfats have about twice the risk of breast cancer as those with the lowest levels. So, eat more fresh vegetables, produce and fruits.

3. Exercise*
I strongly believe that exercise is the best prevention of weight gain and essential to maintaining a healthy body, plus it's proven to improve your moods.


Source: Hope, Help and Lifesaving News by Gail O'Connor (modified by Ingrid Cheng)

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