Weekly Wisdom – Beat your breast cancer odds

October 24, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Beat your breast cancer odds
Women who did 3 things had a 15-25 % reduced risk of breast cancer over a 5 year period.

  1. Exercise at least 20 minutes (moderate to vigorous intensity) 5+ times a week. Aim for 40-60 minutes.
  2. Maintain a normal body mass index (BMI) 18.5-25 through adulthood.
  3. Limit alcohol to 1 drink a day. (Defined as 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine, 1.5 oz 80 proof spirits.)

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