Today is World Cancer Day, when organizations and individuals around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority. Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years)
How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. Further unhealthy diet and lifestyle are related to approximately 30–35% of cancer deaths. The good news is that you can do something about this.
Besides quitting smoking, some of the most important things you can do to help reduce your cancer risks are:
- Maintaining weight.
- Regular physical activity.
- Eating healthy foods, with a focus on plant-based foods.
People who drink alcohol should limit their intake to no more than 2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women. The recommended limit is lower for women because of their smaller body size and slower breakdown of alcohol.
Prevention from a Cancer…
Simply drinking a cup of tea can help prevent cancer.
Tea contains compounds called catechins, compounds that scientists believe may help stop the growth of cancer cells and prevent cellular mutations that contribute to cancer development. Green tea consumption has been linked to reduced risk of bowl cancer. Further green tea drinkers were found to have a lower risk of developing rectal and pancreatic cancers compared with non-tea drinkers. Regular tea drinkers have also been shown to be at reduced risk for, breast, ovarian, prostate, and lung cancers. All types of tea — green, black, white, oolong — seem to have value as cancer preventive agents, so your daily cuppa packs a lot more than you might think.
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Let’s challenge ourselves to lose some extra pounds, increase our physical activity, make healthy food and beverages choices, and look for ways to make our communities healthier places to live, work, and play.
‘We can, I can’