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10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer


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Switch to Olive or Canola Oil
Olive oil contains good fats that are healthful for you to consume.
Olive oil contains good fats that are healthful for you to consume.
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Women who consumed three fourths of a tablespoon of monounsaturated fat could cut their breast cancer risk in half, according to a Swedish study involving 60,000 women. [Archives of Internal Medicine Jan. 12, 1998]. Possibly, these oils may help to balance fats in the body, which affects estrogen levels, says Claghorn. Substitute monos for margarine, butter and other trans-fatty acids (most fats in processed foods) and saturated fat sources. And eat mono-rich avocados and almonds.


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