Breast cancer awareness month

Nutrition News for October

October is breast cancer awareness month. We read every day that everyone-not just women- should increase their intake of colorful fruits and vegetables. Why?The reason is that the fruits and veggies contain antioxidants, phytochemicals and fiber, all of which play a role in preventing cancer. You must eat a variety in order to get all the goodies. No one food has them all and supplements will not provide the same benefits as eating real food.

Things to know about breast cancer…

Soy based foods and breast cancer-what are the effects of soy products on estrogen receptor positive tumors? A more indepth explanation can be found here.

Calculate your personal risk of developing breast cancer.

Maintain a healthy weight. Excess body weight in postmenopausal women increases risk of developing breast cancer.

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