Research: Women Can Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Naturally
The American Cancer Society says a woman’s risk of breast cancer is 12% and is the most common cancer for women in the United States. More than 170,000 cases are diagnosed every year. There is new research, which indicates that a woman can reduce her risk of breast cancer naturally.
Exercise, which can reduce the risk of breast cancer naturally, has been researched and proven to be beneficial. A recent research finding have concluded that if you are over 30 years old, exercising an hour a week may cut your risk of breast cancer, which is the most common cancer among U.S. women. According to American Cancer Society estimates, 192,370 women will be diagnosed with this form of cancer in 2009.
Carrots have been associated as food for good vision and it appears to play an important role in preventing breast cancer naturally. A new Harvard School of Public Health study shows the more servings of carrots and other veggies high in carotenoids, the lower a woman’s risk for breast cancer.
A number of studies have suggested that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers of green tea may help prevent numerous cancers, including breast cancer. The only draw back is you will need to drink at least five cups daily to get the therapeutic effects.
What we put in our body can be one of our most natural defenses against breast cancer. Choose Organic Meats & Dairy. Eating products from cows given bovine growth hormone may result in elevated levels of IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor), which stimulates breast tumors in pre-menopausal women. Fatty red meats and dairy store the most toxins. Indulge in lots of fruits and vegetables. Eat seven or more servings daily, especially of cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower, dark leafy greens, carrots, tomatoes, citrus, berries and cherries.
Get more omega-3 fatty acids. The type of fat in your diet can affect your breast cancer risk. Minimize your consumption of omega-6 fatty acids (from sunflower, safflower, corn and cottonseed oils), saturated fats and trans fats. Maximize your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, (especially from oily fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, lake trout and herring). Consume monounsaturated oils (from canola, olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocados) as your primary fat source.
A very important factor in reducing breast cancer risks is to lay off the Alcohol. Moderate imbibing, especially of red wine, can have many health benefits. Yet data from the Nurses’ Health Study show that drinking small amounts of wine or beer daily elevates breast-cancer risk in post-menopausal women
There are any ways a woman can naturally reduce her risk of breast cancer. Much of it is a common sense approach. To be well, women need to eat well, sleep well, and exercise wel
Materials from AP, Well Wire and DrWeil.com are used in preparing this report.
Written by Tyler Woods Ph.D.
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