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Nicotine - Alcohol - Chocolate

This triad when consumed in excessive amounts, induces or worsens the pain in the breast (mastodynia, mastalgia). These symptoms deteriorate in women with dense breasts, especially a few days before menstruation. Considering the increase in the risk for developing breast cancer, it is true for nicotine and alcohol, but not for eating chocolate.


Adopting a balanced diet is recommended for all women as it can help prevent many conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many cancers. Numerous studies have focused on the identification of a possible link between breast cancer and diet. Although they have not reached any conclusions, however, have demonstrated benefits for women who maintain a healthy weight, exercise often and avoid consuming saturated fats and alcohol.


Incorporating regular physical activity in everyday schedule as lifestyle beyond the multiple benefits it has on the body, it has been found that reduces by one third the risk of developing breast cancer and even at the age of menopause, where increased weight further enhances the risk of developing the disease.


Studies have shown that women who breastfeed are statistically less likely to develop breast cancer than those not breastfed their children. Although the protective mechanism of breastfeeding against breast cancer is not clear yet, it is speculated that this is because during breastfeeding women do not ovulate regularly so estrogen levels remain low.


Three steps to help us go away from breast cancer

Step one:Check your weight
Obesity is linked directly to the development of breast cancer.

Step Two: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption significantly
The more alcohol a woman consumes, the more it increases the chances of developing breast cancer.

Step three Breastfeed: Does good to you both!
Women who have breastfed are less likely to develop breast cancer than those who did not.

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