10 January 2015

Cancer prevention: simple and reliable methods

A healthy lifestyle could prevent 40 percent of cancer cases

BBC News: Life choices 'behind more than four in 10 cancers'

According to scientists from Cancer Research UK, more than 40 percent of cancer cases in the world could be prevented if patients led a healthy lifestyle, the BBC reports.

According to the authors of the study, in the UK alone, almost 600 thousand cases of cancer over the past five years could have been avoided if people had followed a healthier lifestyle.

Today, smoking remains the most preventable cause of cancer. Because of this bad habit, over the past five years, more than 300 thousand new cases of cancer diagnosis have been recorded in the country, which accounts for a fifth of all malignant neoplasms.

Another 145 thousand cases of cancer could be prevented if their people followed the principles of a healthy balanced diet with lots of vegetables and fruits and a low content of red meat, processed foods and salt. Maintaining an optimal body weight would help prevent another 88 thousand cases of cancer. Obesity contributed to the development of 88 thousand cases of cancer, and alcohol – 62 thousand cases. Sunbathing in the sun and lack of physical activity are also factors contributing to the development of neoplasms.

"There is no doubt that certain lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the risk of cancer," said lead researcher Max Parkin. "A healthy lifestyle does not guarantee complete protection against the development of cancer, but we can significantly increase the chances in our favor if we take certain steps that will reduce the risk of developing cancer in the future."

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