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From the foods to eat to the supplements to take, women shouldn't feel helpless when it comes to breast cancer. Heed these simple lifestyle and diet tips to reduce your risk.
3 risk-reducing supplements
Curcumin. This research-backed spice from the turmeric plant shows anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties; unfortunately, it’s not well absorbed when sprinkled on food. Try 500 mg twice daily in a standardized powder capsule.
Omega-3 fatty acids. Inflammation is increasingly linked to many forms of cancer, and omega-3s fight inflammation. Try 2 grams of EPA-DHA daily in a fish oil or vegetarian capsule.
Vitamin D. Some studies show that vitamin D supplementation reduces breast density, a risk factor for developing breast cancer. (Breast density can also make it hard for clinicians to find tumors with a mammogram.) One four-year trial of 1,179 postmenopausal women found that those who took 1,100 IU vitamin D3 plus calcium daily significantly reduced their risk for all cancers.