Lose Weight to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Monday, October 22, 2012
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many will be wearing pink to raise money and awareness for this important health topic. Much of that funding will go toward drug related research, which continues to not make significant progress on the issue. In reality, many health issues impact breast cancer risk; being overweight is at the top. A recent article on the topic is worth a read: Avoiding obesity more effective in fighting breast cancer than wearing pink?
It is nice to see others calling attention to this important aspect of self-care. I have been writing about the issue for some time; here are links to some of my articles:
Reducing the risk for any disease is based on empowering yourself with knowledge and then applying that knowledge to your life consistently basis as the years go by. There are no shortcuts to health but there is a clear path. The whole idea behind my Self Health for the 21st Century training is to help you raise your health IQ level so you are much better able to understand health issues, and know how to take effective steps to maintain or improve your own health. Most breast cancer is preventable, even if you have gene related weaknesses.
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