Healthy Eating and Exercise: Impact on Lymphoma Risk


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.

Findings from a 2015 study show that doing intense physical activity throughout one’s lifetime could lower the risk of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

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.

Watch a lymphoma patient talk about how exercise is helping him.

Lymphoma News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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