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Nutrition and Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

Research findings suggest that physical activity, a healthy diet, and a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of breast cancer or the cancer coming back.

Diet is thought to be partly responsible for about 30% to 40% of all cancers. But diet alone is unlikely to be the "cause" or "cure" of cancer. Although more research needs to be done on diet and breast cancer, findings suggest that physical activity, a healthy diet (particularly one low in fat and high in vegetables and fiber), and a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of breast cancer or the cancer coming back.

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For more information on how to reduce your risk of breast cancer, visit the Breastcancer.org Know Your Risk section.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 3:19 PM