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What may help prevent the development of breast cysts?

In general, use of birth control pills to regulate the menstrual cycle may reduce formation of breast cysts. However, birth control pills or other hormonal treatment, such as tamoxifen, are used only in severe cases. Lifestyle factors that may help include avoiding caffeine (present in coffee, chocolate, energy drinks) and reducing salt in your diet. If you are postmenopausal, stopping hormone replacement therapy may help.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Breast cysts lead to a lot of pain, fear, and biopsies, and they're thought to be in 60 percent of women and believed to be associated with ovarian hormones. Reducing dietary fat and limiting caffeine may help prevent the development of breast cysts.

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