Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

Preventative cancer factors
A new study from the American Cancer Society sheds light on the amount of cancers that could be prevented by making lifestyle changes. Awareness of these factors is crucial in preventive healthcare. The new research examined a total of 1,570,975 cancer cases, 587,521 of which resulted in death. During the analysis, 26 cancer types and 17 risk factors were analyzed.The 17 risk factors are called “modifiable” because individuals can actively take measures to change their behaviour. Factors include alcohol intake, smoking, excess body weight, intake of fruits and vegetables and calcium levels. The study authors remind the public of the four key factors that everyone can keep in check: body weight, alcohol consumption, diet, and physical activity. Medical News Today, 21/11/2017
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