Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death of women, and while it commonly affects females, males are also susceptible to this illness. Early detection is one key to increasing your chances of survival. Thanks to the relentless efforts and campaigns of different organizations, breast cancer public awareness has been increasing.
While your genetics can increase your risk of breast cancer, certain lifestyle and environmental factors have been found to trigger its development. Hence, lifestyle plays a key role in the prevention of breast cancer. By taking steps to make your lifestyle healthier and more active, you can help safeguard yourself.
Increase Your Fruit and Vegetable Servings
Most health experts agree that a plant-based diet supplies the body with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that protect the cells from free radical damage. Free radicals can cause cells to mutate and can change their genetic makeup, initiating the development of cancer cells. The American Cancer Society encourages everyone to include at least five servings of fruits and vegetables in our every-day meals and to reduce the consumption of red meat and animal fats to lower cancer risks.
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Develop an Active Lifestyle
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activities or 75 minutes of intense aerobic activities per week are beneficial in the prevention of breast cancer. Flexibility exercises and strength training at least twice a week are also beneficial.
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Manage Your Weight
As a person ages, the risk of breast cancer increases and the metabolism slows down. Slower metabolism can lead to weight gain and if it is not controlled, it could lead to obesity. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer. So, it is important to keep your weight in check and eat healthy meals in the appropriate serving sizes.
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Take Omega-3 Supplements
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that have been associated with lower risks of breast cancer, arthritis, and heart problems. These fatty acids cannot be produced by the body, so you need to get them from foods such as tuna, salmon, halibut, krill, and certain nuts. A study conducted by the National Cancer Center in Gyeonggi, South Korea showed that the intake of omega-3 fatty acids is linked to lower risk of breast cancer in women.
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