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Video: 6 Tips To Take Into Account To Reduce The Risk Of Cancer
A few days ago, the World Health Organization announced a worrying increase in cancer cases around the world. According to analyzes, they will continue to increase and will even reach 81% in poor countries due to a lack of means of prevention, screening and treatment. However, there are some good things you can do in your daily life to reduce the risk of cancer.
Eliminate some bad habits to reduce the risk of cancer
Give up bad habits, adopt a healthy diet, exercise a little more and get vaccinated: here are the right actions for successful cancer prevention. Let's take a look at them in more detail and take a look at some tips you should not overlook.
Decrease alcohol consumption
The WHO indicates that alcohol is one of the major factors causing ten types of cancer besides the many other diseases with which it is associated. According to the Organization's statistics, alcoholic beverages were responsible for 4-5% of cancer deaths. Even the most moderate consumption is associated with greater or lesser risk. We therefore adopt a life without alcohol and enjoy good health!
Give up smoking
2.4 million patients die from smoking-related cancer annually. What's more, the WHO estimates that it is responsible for at least 20 types of cancer! Rather worrying figures that prompt us to act immediately. So crush your last cigarette, quit smoking and spend the rest of your life in great shape!
Focus on healthy eating
We all agree that healthy eating is the key to better physical and mental health. But it can even influence the risk of cancer. And in this context, the World Health Organization advises to include more whole grains in its menu as well as legumes, fruits and vegetables. On the other hand, we say no to sugars, fats, processed meat and red meat to too salty foods.
More physical activities
In combination with a poor diet, a lack of physical activity can cause obesity, which increases the risk of cancer. By exercising regularly, you can prevent certain types of cancer such as colon, breast, kidney, lung, ovarian and so on.
To get vaccinated
WHO recommends vaccination against infections known to be the cause of a large number of cancer, especially in poor countries. These are hepatitis B and papillomavirus.
Protect yourself from the sun
Optimal sun protection significantly reduces the risk of skin cancer. It is important to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., to cover exposed areas and to ban tanning beds and sunlamps. SPF 50+ sunscreens are a must!