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Survey Reveals Women Aren't Doing All They Can to Support Breast Health
Date:7/23/2009

king a stand."

The goal of this program is not only to raise breast cancer awareness and reach thousands of women by the end of October, but also to get women to take action to promote their own breast health. Each character created will help to spread the word about the simple things women can do.

"I encourage women to take a proactive approach to their overall health by exercising and maintaining a well-balanced diet," said Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author and health reporter. "I was surprised that the survey found that only half of women know that taking a daily multivitamin with vitamin D is an essential behavior that supports breast and bone health. Just a few simple things can make a big difference like doing self-exams and if you are over 40, getting mammograms regularly. Also, women should eat healthy, exercise and take a multivitamin with high levels of vitamin D."

One A Day Women's multivitamins are formulated with 800 IUs, twice the daily value of vitamin D. Emerging research suggests that 1000 IUs of vitamin D per day can help support breast health.

For more information on One A Day Multivitamins and on how to join the march, visit www.oneaday.com.

About the Survey

The survey was conducted by Yankelovich, part of The Futures Company, on behalf of Bayer HealthCare. Results were obtained through telephone interviews among a nationally representative sample of 500 women 18 years of age and older. Interviews took place June 19-21, 2009. Additional findings include:

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