Life style turns out to make a person can suffer from cancer. According to data from the Cancer Research United Kingdom, tobacco is the cause of the cases reaching the highest with 23 percent (in men) and 15.6 per cent (in women) of all cases of cancer which occurs throughout the year. The next cause is lack of eating vegetables and fruits on the food guy as well as excess weight in women.
These results are published in the British Journal of Cancer, as quoted by the BBC pages online Edition 7 December 2011. Its author says this is the most comprehensive analysis of the time.
According to the Chairman of the author, Prof. Max Parkin, “many people believe that cancer-derived genetically or is a destiny, and it became like a lucky draw for anyone affected.”
However, he said, “look at all the evidence, it is clear that about 40 percent of all cases of cancer are caused by something that we all have the power to change it.”
For men, Parkin said, the best advice is to stop smoking while you pay attention to the weight of his body. “We don’t think that consuming fruits and vegetables turns out to be important in protecting the body from cancer. While in women we did not suspect that being overweight is more risky than alcohol. ”
Overall 14 lifestyle factors and the environment, such as the location of residence and job done–a combination of both — causing thousands of cases of cancer in 134 United Kingdom annually. About 100 thousand (34 per cent) of cases of cancer related to smoking, alcohol, diet, and excess weight. One of the 25 cases of cancer are related to one’s work, such as exposure to chemicals or asbestos. In addition, some risk factors of cancer already widely known, such as smoking-related lung cancer. While others are less known.
For example, for breast cancer, almost 10 risk comes from being overweight or obese. No matter if overweight is caused by breastfeeding or due to other factors. After that it was only caused by alcoholic beverages.
The researchers based their prediction of the occurrence of the case calculation based on 6 different types of cancer that occurs during 2010 in the United Kingdom. The Data used for 15 years from 1993 to 2007.
Dr. Rachel Thompson from the World Cancer Research Fund says the report adds that, “Now proven to be very strong risk of the occurrence of cancer is our lifestyle.”
While Dr. Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research reveals that the United Kingdom, living a healthy lifestyle does not guarantee the person will not be affected by cancer. However, he said, the results of this study points out, “we can reduce our bad habits.”