Many cancers prevented through diet and lifestyle choices

One of my missions in life is to educate on the sheer number of cancers that are not inevitable, not hereditary, not genetic and not bad luck, but merely caused by poor diet and lifestyle choices.

The world experts all agree on this. 

“More than half of the estimated US cancer deaths are related to preventable causes…”
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), 2014.

“An estimated 42% of the UK’s most common cancer cases could be prevented with a healthy lifestyle change”
Cancer Research UK, December 2014.

“Our reports show that simply by eating well, being physically active, and maintaining a healthy weight, Americans could prevent tens of thousands of cancer cases each year.  Even as research on prevention advances every year, knowing that we can cut the numbers of cancer deaths in half just with lifestyle choices — that’s empowering”
Susan Higginbotham, American Society of Clinical Oncology (AICR) vice president of research, December 2014.

"There’s now little doubt that certain lifestyle choices can have a big impact on cancer risk, with research around the world all pointing to the same key risk factors. Leading a healthy lifestyle can’t guarantee someone won’t get cancer, but we can stack the odds in our favor by taking positive steps now that will help decrease our cancer risk in the future”

Max Parkin, Cancer Research, December 2014.

How do we achieve this?

  1. Quit smoking and ban smoking
  2. Eat a plant-based wholefood diet
  3. Lose the excess body weight
  4. Drink less alcohol 

Posted: Saturday 16 May 2015