Surviving Breast Cancer

January 19, 2012

More than two million American women have survived breast cancer or are living with breast cancer after surgery or other treatment. If you are one of these women, you need to know nutrition and exercise play a key role in regaining optimum health. It can save your life. Researchers studied more than four thousand women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and that found the odds of fatality from the disease rose 14 percent for every 11 pounds a woman gains after the diagnosis! Additional research  by the Women's Health Initiative found that women who exercised after being diagnosed with breast cancer cut their chance of losing their lives to the disease by as much as one half! Diet plays a measurable role in breast cancer prevention and recovery, and points to the importance of a healthy nutritional regimen. Avoid fats that may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, and fruits, vegetables, and grains may help to reduce the risk. Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, and replace unsaturated fats with monounsaturated fats, which arefound in olive. Limit eating whole-milk dairy products, meat, and fried foods.  Include vitamins A, C, D, and E, and calcium, selenium, and iodine in your diet and limit alcoholic drinks to one or two per day. Nutrition and diet are important tools in the fight against breast cancer, and you can start using them today!

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