There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. Some healthy lifestyle choices, however, may help lower your risk and have the added bonus of cutting your risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and osteoporosis. Everyone should try to:
•Be physically active.
•Maintain a healthy weight.
•Cut down on "bad" fats (saturated and trans fats) and consume more "good" fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, like olive and canola oil).
•Take a daily multivitamin with folic acid (often called "folate" on nutrition labels).
•If you drink, limit alcohol intake (to less than one alcoholic drink a day for women and fewer than two drinks a day for men). Those who drink alcohol should try to get enough folic acid, either through a multivitamin or food sources like oranges, orange juice, green leafy vegetables and fortified breakfast cereals.
•If possible, choose to breastfeed children.