There is a substantial amount of evidence that lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise affect the risk of cancer. While there is no particular diet for breast cancer prevention, what we do know is that eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and participating in regular physical activity is protective against cancer development . In addition, there is some evidence that certain nutrients found in food such as omega-3 fats, calcium and vitamin D may play a protective role. On the other hand, research shows that certain factors such as being overweight and excess alcohol consumption increase the risk of cancer developing.
The following articles contain more detailed information, which is based on sound scientific evidence, about the role of diet and lifestyle in the development of breast cancer.
All articles in the Diet and Lifestyle section of this web site have been written by Kellie Bilinski, WBCI Dietitian.
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