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Preventing Breast Cancer

You can lower your risk of breast cancer by changing those risk factors that can be changed. Such as your lifestyle or habits, and even your thoughts. It’s not like breast cancer will harm you soon, but you have to know how to prevent it since this disease extremely bad, especially you who still in breastfeeding period.

1. Drink Alcohol in Moderation
Limit the amount of alcohol you drink to less than one drink a day. It would be better if you don’t drink at all.

2. Exercise most days of the week
Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. If you haven’t been active lately, ask your doctor whether it’s OK and start slowly.

3. Maintain a healthy weight
If your current weight is healthy, work to maintain that weight. If you need to lose weight, ask your doctor about healthy strategies to accomplish this. Reduce the number of calories you eat each day and slowly increase the amount of exercise.

4. Consume whole food soy products regularly
Soy is very good for preventing cancer. You may eat any soy products such as tofu, tempeh, edamame, roasted soy nuts, soy milk and miso. Only consume organic, non-GMO (genetically modified) soy. Epidemiologic studies have shown a positive association between soy consumption and reduced breast cancer risk.

5. Consume as many fruits and vegetables as possible
Eat seven or more servings daily. It’s good if you choose cruciferous vegetables raw or lightly cooked as some of the phytochemicals believed to offer protection againts breast cancer.

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