Nearly 40% of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable With Lifestyle Changes

We know that certain lifestyle choices can increase the risk of cancer, but a new study puts into perspective just how many cancer-related deaths could be stopped by exercising more, drinking less, cutting out smoking, or making other lifestyle changes. Digging through official statistics for Australia in 2013, researchers found that 38 percent of cancer deaths – that's about 16,700 deaths in total – could potentially have been prevented by reducing risk factors. Top of the list, unsurprisingly, was tobacco smoking, responsible for 23 percent of cancer-related deaths, while poor diet, obesity, and infections each accounted for 5 percent. The...

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