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Breast Cancer Awareness 2015

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Breast Cancer Awareness 2015 5 EAT PINK! 10 Foods for Breast Cancer Recovery and Prevention By Bev Bennett CTW Features What you eat could play an important part in your personal fight against breast cancer. Consuming nutrient- packed foods, maintaining a normal weight, getting exercise and avoiding both smoking and heavy alcohol consumption can help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. These same steps may increase your potential for surviving it, according to Alice Bender, registered dietitian nutritionist, associate director of nutrition programs, American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), Washington, D.C. Here are 10 foods Bender and other cancer-nutrition specialists recommend: 1. Berries "There's lots of research on berries and other colorful fruit," Bender says. In animal studies a six- month diet of black raspberries were shown to reduce breast tumor volume in rats by 70 percent. Although the protective potential for humans is still being studied, berries, which are high in antioxidants, can be a

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