Latest research from the charity Cancer Research UK has found that over 40% of all cancers are due to lifestyle – avoidable life choices including smoking, drinking, being overweight and eating the wrong foods – these are things we mostly have the power to change!
The researchers based their calculations on the predicted numbers of cases for 18 different types of cancer in 2010, using UK incidence figures for the 15 year period 1993 to 2007.
The best advice?
For men, the best advice appears to be – stop smoking, eat more fruit and vegetables and cut down on how much alcohol you drink.
For women, the research says the best advice is to stop smoking, but also watch your weight.
The evidence that our cancer risk is affected by our lifestyles is now overwhelming. By making small lifestyle changes we can cut our risk of serious health problems!