April 11, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Limit alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. The general recommendation — If you do not drink, don't start. If you do, limit yourself to less than 1 drink per day.
Control your weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer.
Be physically active. Studies recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, plus strength training at least twice a week.
Breast-feed. Breast-feeding might play a role in breast cancer prevention. The longer you breast-feed, the greater the protective effect.
Limit dose and duration of hormone therapy. Long term use of combination hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms increases the risk of breast cancer. Ask your doctor about other options.
Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution.