5 Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Avoid becoming a statistic with breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk's top five breast cancer prevention tips.

5. Minimize consumption of alcohol or avoid it altogether. Drinking just one alcoholic beverage a day increases your risk of breast cancer by 10 percent and two cocktails by 30 percent.

4. Eat your veggies. Broccoli, kale, spinach, carrots and tomatoes have all been associated with a decrease in cancer risk. But eat them raw, as the cancer fighting phytochemicals found in these foods are destroyed by heat.

3. Get a move on. Countless studies show that regular exercise provides powerful protection against breast cancer. Don't have time to hit the gym? Walking briskly for 11 minutes a day drops your breast cancer risk by 18 percent.

2. Swap your oils. Saturated and trans-fats found in butter, margarine and lard can elevate the risk of developing breast cancer. Instead, add healthy vegetable and/or olive oils and omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.

1. "Get squished." Prevent death by breast cancer by getting your yearly mammogram starting at the age of 40. Breast cancer detected early by a mammogram is 98 percent curable.

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