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Centsable Health: Food & Diet's role in preventing Breast Cancer

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One in eight women will develop breast cancer. And in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Centsable Health segment shares insight on what role food or your diet may have in prevention.

70-80% of all cases of breast cancer occur in women with no family history.

The role of diet is still inconclusive.

Managing your weight is one of the most impactful effects of changing your diet.

Women with a higher whole grain intake have a 34% lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Cruciferous veggies can stop the growth of cancerous breast cells.

Fiber aids in weight management.

Tea contains EGCGs which act as antioxidants.

Eggs contain high quality protein, vitamins, minerals that may protect women, especially during the adolescent years.

Women who are overweight when diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to experience reoccurrence.

Physical activity is important. Experts recommend at least four hours per week. That's about 30 minutes, 7 days a week or about 45 minutes 5 days per week.

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