Diet and exercise reduced breast cancer risk

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Related tags: Breast cancer, Nutrition, Cancer

In the same month as National Breast Cancer Control Month in the
United States a new report of diet and cancer risk from the
American Institute for Cancer...

In the same month as National Breast Cancer Control Month in the United States a new report of diet and cancer risk from the American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that 33 percent to 50 percent of breast cancer could be prevented by a healthy diet and lifestyle. In particular if begun before puberty and continued throughout life. The report mentioned a selection of recent studies to include a review published in the European Journal of Cancer which concludes that in 17 studies, women who consumed the most vegetables faced a 25 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those who ate the least. Another study, reported in Nutrition and Cancer, found that women who ate the most vegetables had a 60 percent lower risk than those who ate the least. The beta-carotene and vitamin C in vegetables seem to be part of this protection, but research shows vegetables contain thousands of natural phytochemicals that work in many different ways to combat cancer. The research continues.

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