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Four Ways To Outsmart Breast Cancer by Uranus1: 12:04pm On Jul 21, 2018
It is easier for women with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop breast cancer . However , by making certain lifestyle changes , staying up to dates with tests and taking immediate action if you feel a lump in your breast , you can improve your odds against the disease .

Stop smoking
Cigarette smoke is a threat to breast health , the earlier you pick up the habit,the greater the damage . If a girl starts smoking in her teenage years , her breast cancer risk is 50 percent higher for the rest of her life . Second -hand smoke also contributes to breast cancer .

Be physically active
Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight , which , in turn, helps prevent breast cancer. For most healthy adults, health and wellness enthusiasts recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity , 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, or walking for a distance at least twice a week .

Limit alcohol
The more alcohol you drink , the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute recommends limiting yourself to less than one drink per day as even small amounts increase the risk . Red wine has been said to be a cancer fighter because it contains antioxidants . However , when it comes to avoiding breast cancer, the risks of drinking red wine and all other alcoholic beverages may outweigh the benefits .

Consider breastfeeding
There is significant data that women who consistently breastfeed for the first 6 months have a 10 % reduced risk of death from cancer . This is because a woman does not menstruate while breastfeeding . This limits the number of cycles she has over a lifetime and lowers the amount of estrogen to which her body is exposed.


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