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These recipes are provided by Natural Standard, the authority on complementary and integrative therapies. They are meant to encourage healthy (and delicious) food choices, not necessarily reduce your risk of breast cancer.
Eating fruits and vegetables may slightly lower the risk of some breast cancers [1-2]. Most studies have not found a link between other types of foods and breast cancer [3-6]. However, a healthy diet promotes overall health and may help protect against other types of cancer and other diseases [7-9].
Along with regular exercise, a healthy diet is a good way to maintain a healthy weight. While we do not fully understand how diet affects breast cancer, body weight is related to breast cancer risk and overall survival. For women who are postmenopausal, being overweight and weight gain increase breast cancer risk [10-11]. And for survivors, being overweight and weight gain may reduce survival [12-14].
Breast cancer survivors should follow the same healthy diet recommended for everyone. To promote overall health and possibly reduce the risk of breast cancer, everyone should try to [8-9]:*
Adapted from the American Cancer Society's Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity [8-9].
*Being physically active, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol and to a lesser degree, eating fruits and vegetables may help lower your risk of breast cancer. Other factors are good for your overall health and may help lower the risk of other types of cancer.
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At this time, there is no research to show that organic foods are more nutritional or better for your health than foods that are farmed by conventional methods .
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