Lifestyle Changes Could Prevent Nearly 35 Percent of U.S. Cancer Cases

Every year, 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer. But according to estimates from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, about 35 percent of cancer cases in the United States could be prevented by simple life changes. Martin Wiseman, a WCRF medical and scientific adviser, said people are dying unnecessarily from cancers that could be prevented through maintaining a healthy weight, diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle factors. The World Health Organization says low levels of physical activity are the cause of nearly 25 percent of breast and colon cancers, 27 percent of diabetes cases, and 30 percent of heart disease cases worldwide. More here.

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