- Losing weight.
- Changing eating habits in order to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy and less saturated and total fat.
- Limit salt.
- Limit alcohol.
Many of these changes are also supported in staving off type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Additionally, the National Cancer Institute notes that obesity is a risk factor. While diet has not been proven at this point to help reduce the risk of breast cancer at this point, it can help with obesity.
So talk to your doctor about having blood work to find out about your proneurotensin. And – equally important, make important lifestyle choices that can help you lower your risk for these health conditions.
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Medline Plus. (2012). Blood tests may spot serious health risks in women.
Mayo Clinic. (2011). Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors.
National Cancer Institute. (nd). Breast cancer prevention.
National Women’s Health Resource Center. (2009). Lifestyle changes to prevent and manage high blood pressure.