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Breast Cancer Awareness Week: 30 Minutes of Exercising and Regular Vitamin D Intake May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

October 24, 2017 7:20 PM
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Breast Cancer Awareness Week: 30 Minutes of Exercising and Regular Vitamin D Intake May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Lifestyle related amendments can also help a great deal in keeping breast cancer at bay.

WHO suggests preventive strategies to stave off risks of breast cancer and to facilitate early detection. Regular screening in the form of self-breast examination, breast ultrasound, mammography and clinical breast examination must be carried out by women of all age. Lifestyle related amendments can also help a great deal in keeping breast cancer at bay or reducing the risks. Various studies suggest that a moderately active lifestyle with at least 30 minutes of exercising five days a week and a balanced diet can go a long way in protecting women from the risk of breast cancer.

According to Harvard's online health portal, while there is no one big way to reduce the risk of breast cancer, a combination of approaches can make a significant difference. Your weight, activity level, alcohol consumption and breast density may determine your risk of breast cancer. Vitamin D levels also have a significant bearing on the development of breast cancer, "Higher blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women with low levels of the vitamin. For example, one study found that women who got plenty of vitamin D in early life - either in their diet or by spending time outdoors, where sun exposure triggers vitamin D production in the skin - had a lower risk for breast cancer," as mentioned on Harvard's online health portal.

Source: ndtv.com

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