Since breast cancer is a growing concern among women, we talked to Dr. Susan Love, a known expert in the field, to share her tips on how to prevent breast cancer. Watch our video to find out what she thinks the likely causes are and easy things you can do now to keep cancer at bay, including staying away from unnecessary radiation and the right time to get a mammogram.
- Alcohol: Having a glass of wine a day may be good for the heart, but not the breast. Studies have found that drinking one to two servings of alcohol, red wine included, increases a woman's chances of developing the disease by 10 percent. It is highly recommended that you limit your alcohol intake to lower your risk, so remember to stop after one glass ladies!
- Healthy Weight: Breast cancer is fueled by hormones, and those hormones like to hide out in body fat. Maintaining a healthy body weight helps reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
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Coffee was much maligned in the not so distant past and blamed for many health problems. However, new studies have illustrated the health benefits of a simple cup of joe. Well it looks like our morning brew is triumphant again - coffee may decrease the risk of developing liver cancer.
Several studies, over the past two decades, have found an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and liver enzyme levels that indicate a risk of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. As coffee consumption goes up, the bad enzyme levels go down. Analysis of eleven studies suggest strongly that consuming two cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of liver cancer by 43 percent. It all comes down to the antioxidants found in coffee.
I am a serious coffee lover so this is great news for me. However, the best way to avoid cancers of all kinds is to: 1) not smoke and 2) maintain a healthy weight.
I will, however drink my second cup of morning brew with absolutely no guilt what-so-ever!