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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Reduce Breast Cancer Risk (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn how to reduce your risk by eating right and engaging in regular physical activity. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer, a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of developing it and boost your odds of a full recovery. Learn more here.

• Foods high in dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients may protect against some cancers. These foods include fruits, whole grains and legumes. Cruciferous and dark, leafy green vegetables also are good sources.

• Weight is closely connected with breast cancer risk, and engaging in regular physical activity promotes a healthy weight. Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.

• Alcohol intake is linked with breast cancer risk. If you are a female of legal age and choose to drink, limit your intake to no more than one serving of alcohol per day.