02/09/2009

Prevent Cancer- Make lifestyle changes

Nearly 40 percent of all breast cancer cases or 70.000 cases in the United States could be prevented if women kept a healthy weight, drank less alcohol, exercised more and breastfed their babies.

 

The report, which reviewed 81 new studies on the links between lifestyle and cancer, recommends that people exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Men should limit alcohol to two drinks a day and women should have just one.

 

However, it is pertinent to remember that a significant percentage of cancer cases are caused by faulty genes and not linked to lifestyle.