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How to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

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It’s a crazy world we live in that breast cancer has become so common. Nearly 1,200 women under the age of 40 died last year due to breast cancer in 2011 and more than 2 million women in the US with a history of breast cancer still living. You probably know at least one relative or friend who has been affected by this disease. While treatment seems to have come so far and doctors and researchers have learned so much, we now know there are some actions you can take to reduce breast cancer risk. By being an active participant in your own health and by getting to know your body, you can be in tune with yourself.

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In addition to supporting early detection for breast cancer, check out this list of how to reduce your breast cancer risk and promise me that you’ll share it with a friend!

How to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

  1. Control your weight. Easier said than done, I know! But, with a little dedication you can make healthy food choices.
  2. Get lots of exercise. Getting plenty of exercise will help you control your weight (and is just generally good for you). This is a great way to reduce your Breast cancer risk.
  3. Use all natural cleaning supplies. Try using natural items like vinegar and lemon juice to clean.
  4. Limit your alcohol intake.  Bottom line: limit alcohol intake to no more than one drink a day.
  5. Choose hormone-free foods. Eating meat and poultry means we eat what the animals eat. By choosing hormone-free meat and poultry you reduce your risk of ingesting hormones, pesticides and other chemicals.
  6. Understand your family history.  Knowing yourself and knowing your body is imperative to keeping yourself in the best health possible!

Do you have any additional tips for reducing breast cancer risk?

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