FACT: Breast cancer is the #1 killer of women in the U.S.
FACT: 1 out 3 breast cancer cases can be avoided!
Breast cancer conference in Barcelona, Spain, revealed that although genetics play a strong role in passing down the disease, women have a little more power over their fate than previously believed.
Technological improvements in regular screenings is half the job, while diet and exercise is the other half.
According to Carlo LaVecchia, director of epidemiology at the University of Milan:
“What can be achieved with screening has been achieved. We can’t do much more,” Carlo La Vecchia, head of epidemiology at the University of Milan, told The Associated Press. “It’s time to move onto other things.”
As reported by Barry Thompson of SeattlePI blog:
The reasoning behind this is simple: fat cells are a major source of estrogen in women, and many breast cancers are stimulated to develop and grow by exposure to estrogen.
Therefore, by adopting a healthy diet and exercising regularly (40-60 minutes, five or more times per week), a woman can significantly lower her risk of this dreadful disease. Now isn’t that tremendous news?