The vast majority of breast cancer is not inherited. Without a family history, you still have about a 1 in 8 lifetime chance of developing the disease. You can help reduce your risk of breast cancer in nine simple and even delicious ways.
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Increase your intake of carotenoid rich fruits and vegetables, i.e. carrots, broccoli, oranges and leafy greens. Cabbage and broccoli have cancer fighting qualities.
Maintain an overall healthy weight. Obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer and a well-balanced, nutritious diet is essential in warding off many cancers and other diseases.
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Angelina Jolie has her breasts removed. Huge news! And, now you are hearing about the genetic component of breast cancer and maybe breathing a sigh of relief your family is squeaky clean in this department. Don't get comfortable just yet.
Over 90% of breast cancer is not inherited. Without a family history, you still have about a 1 in 8 lifetime chance of developing the disease.
Angelina fought against cancer in a very smart, very proactive, and very public way. You can fight against this disease that affects so many women in much more simple, even delicious ways.
Check out the slideshow above to discover nine food habits that can help reduce your risk of breast cancer.