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Cancer Prevention Tips

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which is a great reminder to put your health first. Fortunately, the majority of known cancer causes are avoidable and related to lifestyle. While eating right, exercising regularly and avoiding tobacco products may constitute your first line of defense, recent research has uncovered a number of small, surprising ways to minimize your cancer risk every day. Not only can these five tips help prevent cancer, they can improve your energy levels and overall well-being in the process.  Filter Your Tap Water A report from the President’s Cancer Panel on how to reduce exposure to carcinogens suggests that home-filtered tap water is a safer bet than bottled water. Consumer Reports’ top manufacturers for faucet-mounted filters are Culligan, PUR and Brita. Store your drinking water in a stainless steel or glass container to avoid chemical contaminants like BPA, which is present in most plastic bottles. Don’t…

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