Exercise and diet key factors in cancer prevention

Exercise and diet key factors in cancer prevention

One in FIVE cases of cancer can be prevented by eating healthy, more exercise, less booze and losing weight.

Poor diet, lack of exercise, excess alcohol consumption, and being overweight account for more than 20% of cancer cases.

Despite exciting advances, we cannot treat our way out of the cancer problem. More commitment to prevention and early detection is desperately needed in order to complement improved treatments and address the alarming rise in the cancer burden globally.

Simple changes such as eating a healthier diet, and taking more exercise could be the difference between life and death.

Experts say following a healthy lifestyle can ward off various forms of the disease, including breast, endometrial and colorectal cancers.

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