How to Prevent Breast Cancer

Source: Cancer Society website

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women.

Risk Factors:

  • Having first menstrual period before age 12
  • Having a first child after age 30
  • Late age at menopause
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Increased body weight and weight gain during adulthood
  • Alcohol consumption

How to reduce the risk of breast cancer:

  • Reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption
  • Engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for 45-50 minutes a day for at least 5 days per week
  • Lower fat intake and maintain a healthy weight.
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    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

    Cooktime: 25 minutes
    Serves: 4


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