Risk Factors and Pink Recipes

When it comes to breast cancer there are some risk factors we can’t do anything about (like our gender) but there are some we can. Today I want to focus on what you can do to decrease your chances of being in the 1 0f every 8 women who will get breast cancer during their lifetime.

The Bad News about Booze…

Both increased body weight and weight gain as an adult are linked with a higher risk of breast cancer after menopause. Alcohol also increases risk of breast cancer. Even low levels of alcohol intake have been linked with an increase in risk.

Get Moving….

Many studies have shown that moderate to vigorous physical activity is linked with lower breast cancer risk.

Eat Healthy….

A diet that is rich in vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and low-fat dairy products has also been linked with a lower risk of breast cancer in some studies. But it is not clear if specific vegetables, fruits, or other foods can lower risk. Most studies have not found that lowering fat intake has much of an effect on breast cancer risk.

With all that information in mind I had a visitor to NanaHood this week who is a breast cancer survivor herself (6 years and counting, woo hoo!). She writes a food blog and this month she’s including some recipes specifically in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Her name is Marlene and her  first recipe is Orechette ala Vodka Sauce (since it isn’t good for you to drink it you can cook with it!) I’m including a link to her page here and ask that you tell her NanaHood said “hello” and keep on blogging Pink!

Teresa

Send me your PINK recipes and I’ll share some of them! Email me at teresa@nanahood.com