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Lifestyle changes 'can lower breast cancer risk'

There are a number of lifestyle changes which a person can adopt if they wish to lower their chances of developing breast cancer.

According to Dr Marilyn Glenville, a leading nutritionist specialising in women's health and founder of marilynglenville.com, vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower contain a powerful anti–cancer substance.

She explained that eating 1.5 cups of the vegetables each day will give the body enough indole-3-carbinol to detoxify any excess oestrogen and subsequently reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 25 per cent.

Other simple changes could also be implemented as Dr Glenvile stated that regular exercise can be beneficial.

"Walking for just half an hour a day has been shown to halve the risk of developing breast cancer," she added.

According to Cancer Research UK, breast cancer accounts for 16 per cent of all diagnoses of the disease - a figure which equated to 48,034 new incidences in 2008.

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