According to Cancer Research UK, calculations of data about cancer from 201 revealed that even though smoking was the leading possible factor in cancer and that it was to be avoided completely, making a few changes to your everyday lifestyle could have a much larger effect on your overall health.
According to the study and its information, making a few positive changes to your health and lifestyle could potentially have a huge reward factor and cut down on the possibilities of cancer by up to 26000 cases a year.
Changes like cutting down alcohol or not drinking at all, being more active and mobile each day, regular and proper exercise as well as holding a steady and healthy weight could severely cut down on the numbers of women being diagnosed with cancer in the UK alone, leveling at around 15% of diagnoses made each year and this includes the same for men as well if following in the same steps.
Cancer Research UK’s director of prevention, Allison Cox, spoke about how effective proper diet and exercise are to our bodies and that maintaining these two factors are essential and cannot be ignored. According to Cancer Research UK and in her own words, Allison Cox said: “Whilst not smoking remains the most important way to reduce cancer risk, the impact of diet and exercise to keep a healthy weight cannot be ignored. These figures show the positive everyday steps we can each take to help reduce our individual risk. Leading a healthy life doesn’t guarantee that a person won’t get cancer, but it can stack the odds in your favour. We’re also campaigning for the government to create an environment where it’s easier for us all to live healthier lives, including a ban on junk food TV adverts before the 9 pm watershed.”