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Obesity is Associated With an Increased Risk For Breast Cancer

Besides helping you keep fit or lose weight, regular training is also beneficial for various cancer diseases, according to American scientists.

According to researchers, regular training, maintaining body weight within the normal range, avoiding obesity, and diets rich in fruits and vegetables reduce considerably the risk of cancerous diseases, including the risk of breast cancer!

Regular training protects against breast cancer
According to a study of Women’s Health Initiative, at least 1,5-2,5 hours of walking per week reduces the risk of female breast cancer by 18%, while a 10-hour dynamic physical activity per week, even more!

Why fight against excess weight and obesity?
Important! Obesity is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, specialists claim, whereas adipose tissue produces oestrogen hormone in menopause, which in excess can be responsible for the development of some types of tumours of mammary glands. In addition, obesity leads to high levels of insulin in the blood, also associated with the increased incidence of breast cancer. At the same time, according to experts, the fat stored in the abdomen and waist area is more offensive in this sense than that from the hips or thighs.

Low calorie diet is anticancer!
Research has determined that the incidence of breast cancer is much lower in countries where a low-calorie diet prevails, including healthy fats. The results of the studies underline the anticancer effect of fruits and vegetables in the diet. Diet rich in fruits and green, yellow, red, and orange vegetables reduces the risk of malign tumours.

Breastfeeding prevents mammary gland cancer
According to experts, breastfeeding, particularly prolonged until the age of 1,5-2 years or more, reduces the risk of malign tumours of mammary glands.

Alcohol in large quantities is responsible for the occurrence of breast cancer
Alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer, in proportion to the quantity used. Thus, women who drink daily 2-5 alcoholic beverages are likely to develop breast cancer than those who do not drink alcohol at all, according to an American study.( Source: Unica Sports)

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