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Should I make any changes in my diet or physical exercise to reduce the risks of breast cancer?

23 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Physical activity is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer.
You should do at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity 3 or more times a week. A high fat diet is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, so cut down on fried or fatty foods.

In brief: Yes

Physical activity is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer.
You should do at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity 3 or more times a week. A high fat diet is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, so cut down on fried or fatty foods.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Steven Eisenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Gotta do it!

Veggies - whole foods! just move it, whatever it takes.
6 days a week. Start slow.

In brief: Gotta do it!

Veggies - whole foods! just move it, whatever it takes.
6 days a week. Start slow.
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Studies have shown that a healthy diet and exercise can reduce cancer.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Thnk healthy. If you r under forty, get 7-8 hours of slee; eat fresh vegetables and fruits, include all food typesinclude poly/monosaturated fats importan, carbohydrates, two eggs per week, meats about 2-3 per week, fish at least twice per week; drink 6-8 glasses water equivalent daily; maintain BMI normal.
Active lifestyle, equivalent of 45 mintues aerobic 4 times wk. Stairs. Walkweightwater.

In brief: Yes

Thnk healthy. If you r under forty, get 7-8 hours of slee; eat fresh vegetables and fruits, include all food typesinclude poly/monosaturated fats importan, carbohydrates, two eggs per week, meats about 2-3 per week, fish at least twice per week; drink 6-8 glasses water equivalent daily; maintain BMI normal.
Active lifestyle, equivalent of 45 mintues aerobic 4 times wk. Stairs. Walkweightwater.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Reduce alcohol intake: as few as 2 drinks/day may double your breast CA risk.
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast ca & weight

Fat (adipose) tissue is a source of estrogen production.
This is the probable reason why overweight and obese women are at increased risk for breast cancer. Breast cancers that are hormonally responsive (receptor positive) may also progress more rapidly in those with excess adipose tissue. If yor body mass is high due to muscle, not fat - then there is probably no increased risks wrt br ca.

In brief: Breast ca & weight

Fat (adipose) tissue is a source of estrogen production.
This is the probable reason why overweight and obese women are at increased risk for breast cancer. Breast cancers that are hormonally responsive (receptor positive) may also progress more rapidly in those with excess adipose tissue. If yor body mass is high due to muscle, not fat - then there is probably no increased risks wrt br ca.
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Dr. Stanley Weiss
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Several studies have shown being overweight adversely affects survival for postmenopausal women with breast cancer.
Similarly, studies have shown that losing weight and exercising regularly increases survival in breast cancer patients.

In brief: Yes

Several studies have shown being overweight adversely affects survival for postmenopausal women with breast cancer.
Similarly, studies have shown that losing weight and exercising regularly increases survival in breast cancer patients.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you have a normal body weight, a normal healthy life style is ok.
(few mins of exercise each day and avoid diet with high fat content).

In brief: Yes

If you have a normal body weight, a normal healthy life style is ok.
(few mins of exercise each day and avoid diet with high fat content).
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Nutrition plays an important roll in cancer risk.
Try this tool to learn more: http://www.Aicr.Org/site/pageserver?Pagename=reduce_diet_quiz.

In brief: Yes

Nutrition plays an important roll in cancer risk.
Try this tool to learn more: http://www.Aicr.Org/site/pageserver?Pagename=reduce_diet_quiz.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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