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Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Stay Off The Grass!

A number of common herbicides (weed killers) have been linked to breast cancer. Several herbicides are made from chemicals known to be endocrine disruptors and are believed to be implicated in increasing the risk for breast cancer. Not only do … Continue reading

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Health advocates raising concerns over BPA – breast cancer link is increasing.

BPA is believed to pose a risk to children, according to a September report from the Breast Cancer Fund, an advocacy group. The report found that Babies also are exposed in the womb. A developing fetus is especially vulnerable during … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness – Reduce Your Risk Tip #4 – Exercise regularly the rest of your life

4. Exercise regularly the rest of your life. Many studies have shown that regular exercise provides powerful protection against breast cancer. Aim for 30 minutes or more of moderate aerobic activity (brisk walking) five or more days a week. Consistency and … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness – Reduce Your RiskTip #3 – Eat Your Protection

3. Consume as many fruits and vegetables as possible. Eat seven or more servings daily. The superstars for breast cancer protection include all cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower) ; dark leafy greens (collards, kale, spinach) ; carrots and tomatoes. … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month -Reduce Your Risk Tip #2

2. Minimize or avoid alcohol. Alcohol use is the most well established dietary risk factor for breast cancer. The Harvard Nurses’ Health study, along with several others, has shown consuming more than one alcoholic beverage a day can increase breast cancer … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Reduce Your Risk Tip#1

1. Maintain a healthy body weight (BMI less than 25) throughout your life. Weight gain in midlife, independent of BMI, has been shown to significantly increase breast cancer risk. Additionally, an elevated BMI has been conclusively shown to increase the risk … Continue reading

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Did you forget *again*

Has another month gone by and you realise you never got around to doing that all important self exam? Did you know nearly 70% of all breast cancers are found through self-exams and with early detection the 5-year survival rate … Continue reading

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