Via dailymail.co.uk-MADLEN DAVIES
- A third of common cancers could be avoided by lifestyle changes
- Even doing 10 minutes of exercise a day can reduce the risk
- Breastfeeding a baby for 6 months reduces mother and baby’s odds
- And giving up processed meats protects the gut from bowel cancer
More than 84,000 cases of cancer could be prevented a year if Britons lost weight, took more exercise or cut back on drinking, the World Cancer Research Fund said
This includes 20,300 cases of breast cancer, 19,800 cases of bowel cancer, 2,200 cases of kidney cancer and 1,400 pancreatic cancer.
The World Cancer Research Fund, which carried out the analysis, said even ‘simple changes’ such as doing ten minutes exercise a day could make a difference.
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Here, experts reveal the 10 simple things you can do to cut your risk of 13 types of cancer.
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Being overweight increases the risk of 10 cancers including bowel, breast, liver and advanced prostate tumours.
Research shows a sixth of cancers – 24,000 cases a year in the UK – could be prevented if people were all a healthy weight, the World Cancer Research Fund says.
In fact, after not smoking, being a healthy weight is the most important thing a person can do to reduce their cancer risk.
Being overweight increases the risk of 10 cancers including bowel, breast, liver. Being a healthy weight is the most important thing a person can do to reduce their cancer risk (file photo)
Being a healthy weight can also help to reduce the risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
It is believed staying slim prevents cancer because fat cells release hormones such as oestrogen which can increase the risk of cancers like breast cancer. Read full article…