First, the not-so-good news: No food is proven to prevent or cure any type of cancer, including breast cancer. Now the good news: There are many foods that can boost your overall health and in turn reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
Being overweight is one of the main risk factors for breast cancer, so eating well and losing weight are excellent first steps toward lowering your breast cancer risk, says Alexandra Rothwell, RD, CDN, a specialist in oncology nutrition.
Inflammation is also linked with both breast cancer and being overweight, which is why Rothwell suggests eating foods that can help keep your blood sugar levels and inflammation in check. The following foods are pros at doing just that.
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