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Nutritional Influences on Breast Cancer Risk

The following are general guidelines given by the American Cancer Society in reducing your risk of Cancer.

  • 5 or more servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables daily
  • Choose whole grains over refined grains and sugars
  • Limit red meats, especially high fat or processed
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • 30-45 minutes or more of moderate - vigorous activity, 5 days per week
  • Limit your consumption of alcohol

Below, some other Breast Cancer related research:

  • 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily were associated with 23% less risk of premenopausal breast cancer as opposed to 2 servings per day
  • Increasing dietary whole grains and legumes (beans) may be associated with decrease risk of breast cancer
  • Olive oil appears to be protective, and in countries in which olive oil is the predominant fat, there seems to be lower rates of breast cancer
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids, such as the fat in fish, flax, nuts, is deficient in most Western Diets and this deficiency may be associated with a greater risk of breast cancer
  • The risk of breast cancer is increased at high levels (greater than 2 drinks per day) of alcohol intake.  Red wine appears to be the safest option
  • 3.8 hours of exercise per week has been associated with up to 72% less breast cancer



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