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TWIW 38: 41% of cancer caused by environment and lifestyle
02, Dec, 2019
This Week In Wellness a new study has estimated that almost 41% of cancers can be linked to lifestyle and environmental factors.
The study, published in Canada by the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) looked at 24 lifestyle and environment-related risk factors for cancer such as smoking, obesity, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of exercise, alcohol and air pollution just to name a few and combined the risk estimates of each. The conclusion was that 40.8% of cancers could be attributed to these 24 risk factors, with smoking being the highest, accounting for 15.7% of all cancers, followed by physical inactivity (7.2%) and excess body weight (4.3%).
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