Healthy lifestyle changes may reduce your risk of getting breast cancer. Try these:
1. Go for a walk.
Women who spend a little more than an hour a day walking may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by 23 per cent, compared to their non-active peers.
2. Variety is the spice of life.
Adding cruciferous vegetables such as turnips and Chinese cabbage, instead of the usual cauliflower, to your diet may help reduce your risk of breast cancer by 50 per cent. In a study published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found these vegies may offer more benefits to women fitting a particular genetic profile. Other studies suggest cruciferous vegies may also cut the risk of lung, stomach, colorectal and bladder cancers. Add some to your stir-fry tonight.
3. Avoid having that last drink for the road.Researchers recently concluded that, compared with women who abstained from drinking alcohol, the risk of breast cancer increased by as much as 51 per cent among women who consumed three or more drinks daily. It's yet another good reason to watch your intake and lessen the health impacts of alcohol.