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Postmenopausal Women With Gum Disease Seem to Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, can range from simple inflammation of the gums, called gingivitis by dentists, to periodontitis, when the gums pull away from the teeth leaving open spaces that become infected. The bacteria causing the infection and the body’s response to the…


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Lack of Exercise Can Raise The Risk of Breast Cancer

Research shows a link between exercising regularly at a moderate or intense level for 4 to 7 hours per week and a lower risk of breast cancer. Exercise consumes and controls blood sugar and limits blood levels of insulin growth factor, a hormone that can…


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The Question of Soy and its Effect on Breast Cancer

Soybeans are the most widely used, least expensive, and least caloric way to get large amounts of protein with very little fat and no cholesterol. Soy is the main source of protein for billions of people around the world. Some doctors are concerned about the…


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Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Just being a woman is the biggest of all breast cancer risk factors. There are about 190,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 60,000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer this year in American women. While men do develop breast cancer, less than 1% of…


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Study Says Breast Cancer Prevention Must Begin Early in Life

Every woman wants to know what she can do to lower her risk of breast cancer. Some of the factors associated with breast cancer — being a woman, your age, and your genetics, for example — can’t be changed. Other factors — being overweight, lack…


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The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.Here’s what you should look for: Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling If…


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Cancer Prevention Diet – Finding the Healthiest Foods

In the real world, people are busy. Not just “go to work” busy. We are busy in every single area of our lives… work, play, and life in general. We try to be efficient with our time and plan as best we can. In the interest of…


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Could Eating Pineapple 3 Times a Day Promote Breast Health?

Do you have a problem with droopy and loose breasts? It is quite a normal phenomenon that occurs with age, but now you can easily change that, and all you need to do is to eat more pineapples. Smoking, excess alcohol and coffee can increase…


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Feminine Hygiene Products Can Contain Cancer Causing Toxins

No one wants to discuss feminine hygiene products. Not ever. It’s usually embarrassing and the topic can make even the strongest woman incredibly uncomfortable. Mothers purchase their daughters’ products and pray for them to read the directions instead of asking questions. When a girl hits puberty, it’s…


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Is Your Gut Helping You Prevent Breast Cancer?

Your gut, which houses your digestive system, contains over a billion nerve endings. It has more surface area than your external skin. It is the place where the majority of the absorption of nutrients and water takes place and it interacts with nearly 20 hormones…


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