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Lignans: The Future of Breast Health - by Toni Jordan (IV4.1)

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Lee, 36, is a full-time mum. “I’m horrified by the number of women contracting breast cancer.” she says. “I try to look after myself, but it just doesn’t seem to be enough. Can I do something specific to look after the health of my breasts?’ Lee is not alone. Soaring breast cancer rates, together with some recent high-profile victims, have made breast health a vital issue for women. In fact, 1 in 12 Australian women will develop unhealthy breast tissue, and women of any age can be effected. We all understand the importance of preventative medicine in other areas of health – everyone knows about heart health and bone health. So why aren’t we talking about breast health?

This article was published in Informed Voice Volume 4#1.