Breast Cancer–Attention to Prevention

It’s in the news. It has its own month, its own color, its own warriors. I know so many who have been diagnosed, suffered and even lost the battle to breast cancer.

Everything you see and read touts “early diagnosis” or “awareness” or “find a cure.”   While I agree that all of this is important, I am frequently angered that we don’t see more – Attention to Prevention!

Just today two articles have popped up in my news feed. TWO!

15 minute workout could cut breast cancer risk by a fifth

Obesity Linked to Breast Cancer

 

Obese womanObese couple

The Bad News:

Studies show, repeatedly, that obesity increases your chances of breast cancer, especially in post menopausal women! Obesity increases your risk of breast cancer by 31%  Consider extra abdominal fat as an organ!

This abdominal fat does 2 things:

  • Converts testosterone to estrogen – triggering estrogen fed breast cancer. 
  • Causes additional inflammation – also a trigger for cancers

There are 220,000 new cases of breast cancer EVERY YEAR!

Good News!!!

When one loses the extra weight, they can decrease their odds of a breast cancer diagnosis by 80%!  That is EIGHTY PERCENT!!! 

How to begin to lose to cut your risk factors:

  • Reduce your alcohol intake
  • Increase your activity levels (see the first link)
  • Here is a previous article on 7 steps to better health.
  • Begin focusing on improving your diet*

What you Eat Effects cover

*I used a nutrition based weight loss system to assist me in my 55 pound weight loss. I now assist others in attaining their goals in becoming healthier as well.

More Good News:

When you are at a healthy weight. When your waist line is half your height in inches, you ALSO decrease the odds you will ever be diagnosed with :

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Other cancers

Ask me how “One Change Counts.”  We can get you started on a healthier new you!

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