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10 Tips to Help Lower your Risk of Breast Cancer

10 Tips to Help Lower your Risk of Breast Cancer

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some ways to reduce
your risk.

1. Be Active – The American cancer society recommends 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise.

2. Control your Weight – Excess pounds boost your risk of cancer.

3. Essential Fatty Acids – Omega-3 fatty acids protect against the spread of solid-tumor cancers that are related to hormone production, particularly breast cancer. These are so important that I will devote a post to their benefits.

4. Eat Healthy – Increase your consumption of whole grains, fruits,vegetables calcium and decrease your intake of fats and sweets.

5. Cultivate a Good Attitude – Be grateful, don’t sweat the small stuff,nurture good relationships, and stay in touch with yourself.

6. Check your Birth Control Pills – The benefits of the pills might outweigh the risks but talk to your gynecologist about what is best for you.

7. Indulge in a Little Dark Chocolate – Dark chocolate contains an enzyme called kinase that kills cancerous cells and leaves healthy cells intact.

8. Eliminate Unnecessary Tests – Be cautious about tests that emit doses of radiation.

9. Get a Mammogram – And, if you have dense breasts, consider getting an MRI.

10. Eliminate Smoking – No explanation needed.
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Posted By: tcm007 on October 9, 2008
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