Breast cancer prevention

Obesity is one of the main risk factors for breast cancer, which is why physical activity is highly recommended as a way of preventing the disease.

After menopause, the benefits of exercise are even more evident, according to studies conducted at Harvard and in France.

How should this type of cancer be prevented?

Exercising promotes the balance of hormonal levels, reduces the gastrointestinal transit time and also helps to strengthen the immune system.

According to Dr. Maria do Carmo Dias da Costa, Mastologist at Hospital Pedro I, "Physical activity and weight control reduce the chance of developing Breast Cancer by up to 28%. "

Other forms of prevention are the adoption of healthy habits, such as:

Eating healthily;
Avoid the consumption of alcoholic drinks;
Breastfeeding and avoiding the use of contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy.