Half of Cancer Deaths can be Prevented with a Healthy Lifestyle

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According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association it is estimated that tens of thousands of US cancer deaths could be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. 

Researchers analyzed data from 89,571 Caucasian women and 46,399 Caucasian men who enrolled in two ongoing studies.  In the study 16,531 of the women and 11,731 of the men maintained patterns of healthy lifestyles, including no current smoking, moderate or no alcohol consumption, a BMI between 18.5 and 27.5and at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise weekly. 

After comparing cancer rates between this healthy lifestyle group and the remaining subject’s researches concluded that 20% to 40% of common cancers and about half the deaths could be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

 

Source: Life Extension Magazine, Nov.2016