Cancer is the plague of modern times, and it’s a silent killer that develops in patients’ worst nightmare. Too many people are diagnosed with the deadly disease, and unfortunately, most of them die. The worst fact related to this disease is the inability of modern medicine to find a cure. Moreover, doctors can’t even determine the real cause of this disease. Some say it’s the sunlight, others believe it’s sunscreens and medication. We live in a toxic environment, and many people are exposed to dangerous fumes at work. Lifestyle choices have a huge impact on your overall health, and this Canadian study is actually focused on the fact that cancer is nothing but a lifestyle disease that gets worse as a result of the foods you eat.
Latest cancer facts
Statistics shows that the number of patients diagnosed with cancer is on the rise, and it will get even worse than this. Experts predict that by 2020, 1 in every 2 women and 1 in every 3 men will struggle with cancer at some point in their lives. Cancer is one of the most common diseases. Scientists spend millions of dollars to find the cure for cancer and lower the rates.
Unfortunately, cancer patients aren’t warned about the dangerous effect of chemo. Chemotherapy is the most common treatment for those dealing with cancer. This treatment almost always has a negative effect, and the tumors become even more aggressive. It is really hard to provide a safe and natural alternative to chemo. It looks like doctors and the mainstream media are trying to convince us that the root cause of cancer is a dark mystery.
Many doctors say that they don’t know the real cause of cancer. Truth is, you can actually reduce your risk of developing cancer by adding healthy changes to your lifestyle. According to a recent Canadian study, the proportion of cancer rate attributed to lifestyle habits and environmental factors is really high. The study shows that 41% of all patients develop cancer as a result of their lifestyle decisions and the environment. In other words, these cases could have been avoided.
The Canadian cancer study
Here’s what the study found,
“We estimated summary population attributable risk estimates for 24 risk factors (smoking [both passive and active], overweight and obesity, inadequate physical activity, diet [inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption, inadequate fiber intake, excess red and processed meat consumption, salt consumption, inadequate calcium and vitamin D intake], alcohol, hormones [oral contraceptives and hormone therapy], infections [Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C viruses, human papillomavirus, Helicobacter pylori], air pollution, natural and artificial ultraviolet radiation, radon and water disinfection by-products) by combining population attributable risk estimates for each of the 24 factors that had been previously estimated.”
The list offers many of the choices you make, and these actually increase the risk of cancer. Some foods can also increase your risk of developing cancer. Physical activity and environmental factors play huge role, too. Let’s not forget the cancer-causing items and products you use on a daily basis.
“Overall, we estimated that 40.8% of incident cancer cases were attributable to exposure to the 24 factors included in the analysis (Table 2). Tobacco smoking was responsible for the greatest cancer burden, accounting for an estimated 15.7% of all incident cancer cases (2485 cases), followed by physical inactivity and excess body weight, which were responsible for an estimated 7.2% and 4.3% of incident cancer cases, respectively. All other exposures of interest were estimated to be responsible for less than 4.0% of incident cancer cases each.”
Cancer is unpredictable, and it may happen to anyone. But, it definitely a relief to know that cancer can be prevented. It all depends on your lifestyle choices and habits. Pay more attention to the things you do and the foods you eat. Your body deserves some extra attention.