Healthy eating, regularly exercising and having an active life is known to help with everyone’s health, reducing the risk of numerous diseases including cardio-vascular conditions, but also cancer. The American Cancer has recently launched a video raising awareness of the importance of being active and healthy and its impact on the risk of developing types of cancer such as lymphoma.
“Eating healthy and exercising – we all know it’s important, and it can impact your risk of getting cancer. About 20% of all cancer cases in the US are related to excess body weight, poor diet, and lack of physical activity,” explains the video shared on the YouTube channel of the American Cancer Society. According to the society, one in every five cases of cancer in the USA is related to excessive body weight, poor nutrition, and inactivity.
This is the equivalent of 300,000 cases of cancer, whose risk could be decreased through healthy eating habits, and regular exercise. While there are many risk factors to impact the development of lymphoma, it is important for people to focus on the avoidable ones. To do so, the American Cancer Society recommends four steps: maintain a healthy weight throughout life, be physically active, eat a healthy diet with emphasis on plant foods, and if you drink alcohol limit the amount.
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