vital: CHARITY CLAIM HEALTHY DIET IS KEY TO CUTTING BREAST CANCER RISK.
The Genesis Appeal are the only UK charity dedicated to preventing breast cancer. Now research from their specialists and other experts have been brought together in a book.
The Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Diet by Dr Michelle Harvie uses evidence from experts in nutrition, cancer prevention and genetics to explain how women can take control and limit their risk.
Only five per cent of breast cancer is directly linked to inherited faults in our genes.
The majority of cases are linked to a number of risk factors, such as putting on weight, diet, lack of exercise, whether or not we have children and the use of hormone pills.
The Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Diet looks at evidence from controlled clinical trials and explains how women can improve their health and reduce their risk of breast cancer through a healthy diet and exercise.
The suggested diet is rich in cancer-protective foods such as wholegrains, fish, low-fat dairy foods, vegetables and fruit, and limits alcohol and foods high in saturated fat, which may increase risk.
Dr Harvie, whose work is funded by The Genesis Appeal, said: "Although the figures sound very worrying, around 90 per cent of breast cancer cases are actually as a result of lifestyle choices, so women can do a lot to help themselves avoid it.
"The greatest contribution women can make towards staying well and avoiding breast cancer, or reducing risk of recurrence for women who have already been diagnosed with the disease, is by eating a good diet, avoiding being overweight, and getting an adequate amount of exercise.
"The book gives women the information they need to make these choices, while the inclusion of recipes make it easier for women to follow a lifestyle which will help them avoid breast cancer."
Jerry Hall is backing the charity and is urging women to get involved for the Breast Cancer Awareness month in October by wearing pink nail varnish. The supermodel, who has experienced first hand the effects of breast cancer, after her twin sister Terry was diagnosed in 1998, has pledged her support.
She said: "I'm 100 per cent behind the work of Genesis, the groundbreaking and inspiring breast cancer prevention charity, and their pink nail campaign."
The Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Diet by Dr Michelle Harvie is published by Rodale/PanMacmillan, costs pounds 10.99.Phone order number 01256302699 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Royalties go to The Genesis Appeal.
IN THE PINK: Model Jerry Hall
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Sep 3, 2007|
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