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Three simple ways to reduce the risk of cancer, according to health experts

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According to the study, every fifth inhabitant of the planet gets cancer during their lifetime, and every eighth man and every eleventh woman die from this disease.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have carried out a global cancer survey covering 185 countries.

The report, Global Cancer Statistics 2020, provides global cancer incidence and mortality rates by gender, geography, and socioeconomic development, and discusses risk factors and prevention prospects for each of the ten major cancers. 

According to the study, every fifth inhabitant of the planet gets cancer during their lifetime, and every eighth man and every eleventh woman die from this disease. In 2020, there were 19.3 million new cancer cases and nearly ten million deaths.

The most diagnosed types of disease were: breast cancer – 11.7% of the total (2.3 million new cases), lung cancer – 11.4%, colon – 10%, prostate – 7.3%, stomach – 6%.

Experts predict that there will be about 28.4 million new cases of cancer in the world in 2040, which is 47% more than in 2020.

But the question is how to live a cancer free life?

Doctors have identified the simple ways that will help minimize the risk of cancer, according to the World Cancer Research Fund.

As recommended by the World Cancer Research, maintaining a healthy weight can protect us against 12 types of cancer: bowel, breast, gallbladder, kidney, liver, mouth, esophagus, ovary, pancreas, prostate, stomach, and uterus. 

“If you eat or drink more than your body needs, you will put on weight,” said the World Cancer Research.

It is noted that the average man needs about 2,500 calories a day, while a woman needs about 2,000 calories a day. 

Regular physical activity can also significantly reduce the risk of cancer. Adults are encouraged to exercise at least 150 minutes each week. 

In addition, it is important to stick to a healthy diet, in particular consuming more vegetables and fruits, grains and legumes.

To reduce the risk of cancer, it is necessary to avoid: high-calorie foods, red meat, sugary carbonated drinks, alcohol.

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