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Can a healthy diet help prevent breast cancer?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, partly
You can't completely prevent breast cancer with diet alone.
However, a diet low in animal fat, low in alcohol (less than 4 drinks per week), and low in total calories will decrease your risk of breast cancer. Fat cells make estrogen, so if you are overweight, decreasing your weight and exercising regularly has been proven to decrease your risk!

In brief: Yes, partly
You can't completely prevent breast cancer with diet alone.
However, a diet low in animal fat, low in alcohol (less than 4 drinks per week), and low in total calories will decrease your risk of breast cancer. Fat cells make estrogen, so if you are overweight, decreasing your weight and exercising regularly has been proven to decrease your risk!
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Sean Canale
There is also increasing data that a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise has a positive effect for breast cancer survivors - reducing recurrence and improving survival.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yep
Obesity increases your risk of developing several different types of cancers.

In brief: Yep
Obesity increases your risk of developing several different types of cancers.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: Maybe
Studies have shown that obesity, especially after menopause, is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
The effects of a high-fat diet are little less clear-cut, with conflicting data.

In brief: Maybe
Studies have shown that obesity, especially after menopause, is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
The effects of a high-fat diet are little less clear-cut, with conflicting data.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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