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August 6, 2009 – Vol. 3 • No. 12
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Reduce your risk

Although it is not possible to prevent uterine cancer, it is possible to reduce the factors that increase its risk.

Determine your body mass index (BMI) and control your weight. Research has found that women regardless of age and status of menopause have increased risk of uterine cancer if their BMI is above normal.

Exercise and eat right. Moderate exercise of 150 minutes a week and healthy eating — fruits, vegetables, fiber and low-fat protein can help maintain a healthy weight.

Control your blood sugar and blood pressure. Women with diabetes and high blood pressure have an increased risk of uterine cancer.

Talk to your doctor about hormone replacement. Hormone replacement of estrogen alone increases the risk of uterine cancer.

To calculate your BMI, click here.