Specialists from the American Institute of Cancer Research, located in the United States, estimate that women could prevent about a third of cases of breast cancer with 3 changes in their lifestyles.
Alice Bender, director of the nutrition programs from the Institute, explained that these three changes are: weight control, exercise and a reduction in alcohol consumption.
-Healthy Weight: about 20% of cases of breast cancer are related to body fat. In addition, according to Bender, overweight and obesity increase the risk of suffering from 10 more cancers.
-Physical activity: do at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day because it helps to improve weight and the immune system.
-Avoid alcohol or drink in moderation: even regular, small amounts of alcohol increase the risk of suffering from breast cancer. Women who drink, should limit their alcohol intake to one drink a day.
October is the month to raise awareness about breast cancer, which is diagnosed in a thousand of Costa Ricans every year and it claims the life of a woman every day in the country.