One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Surgical breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk shares her top five breast cancer prevention tips.
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Top 5 Breast Cancer Prevention Tips Dr. Travis Stork: Actually we should to Dr. Kristi Funk, who’s a surgical breast specialist for her top five prevention list. Dr. Kristi Funk: Hey ladies, listen up here are my top five breast cancer prevention tips. Five, minimize or avoid alcohol. Drinking just one alcoholic beverage a day increases breast cancer risk by 10%. Two drinks a day, 30%, so keep those Martinis and Margaritas to a minimum. Four, eat your vegies. Do I sound like mom? Broccoli, spinach, carrots and tomatoes have all been associated with a decrease in cancer risk. Here's a tip, be sure to eat them raw. Phytochemicals that are thought to prevent breast cancer are destroyed by heat. Three, get a move on. Many studies have shown that regular exercise provides powerful protection against breast cancer. Don’t have time to hit the gym? Just walking briskly for 11 minutes a day drop breast cancer risk or 18% Two, swap your oils. Saturated and trans fat found in butter, margarine, and largely for birthdays only my friends. Concentrate on mono-saturated in vegetable oils, such as olive oil. Or omega 3 which is found in fish like salmon. And finally, the number one thing you can do to prevent death from breast cancer, get squished. Get your mammogram, early stage breast cancer found in mammograms is 98% curable. So starting at age 40 get a mammogram every year, don’t skip.
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