Archive | December 2010

What’s the best diet to follow to reduce my risk of breast cancer?

The World Cancer Research Fund estimate that over 40% of breast cancer cases could be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, following a nutritious, balanced diet based on plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and wholegrain products, minimising alcohol intake and getting some regular exercise.

While there is no particular diet that you can follow to prevent breast cancer, there’s evidence that certain nutrients found in food such as omega-3 fats, calcium and vitamin D could be protective. On the other hand, there’s quite a bit of evidence that certain factors such as being overweight and excess alcohol consumption increase the risk of cancer developing.