One in FIVE cases of cancer can be prevented by eating healthy, more exercise, less booze and losing weight.
1 in 5 cases of cancer are preventable by making lifestyle changesPoor diet, lack of exercise, excess alcohol consumption, and being overweight account for more than 20% of cancer casesExperts say the more cancer prevention guidelines a person follows, the higher their chance they will not develop the disease
One in five cases of cancers could be prevented if people followed a healthier lifestyle, experts have highlighted.
Simple changes such as eating a healthier diet, and taking more exercise could be the difference between life and death.
Cancer prevention guidelines focus on lifestyle, and have been shown to consistently reduce overall cases of cancer, and deaths.
Experts say following a healthy lifestyle can ward off various forms of the disease, including breast, endometrial and colorectal cancers.
Dr Lindsay Kohler, lead author of a new study, from the University of Arizona, said: ‘Behaviour such as poor diet choices, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption and unhealthy body weight could account for more than 20 per cent of cancer cases, and could, therefore, be prevented with lifestyle modifications.
She added that when tobacco exposure is considered, these modifiable issues are believed to be factors in two-thirds of US cancer deaths More