BBC News – Cancer tidal wave, we should focus on food!!!

FINALLY !!!! SOMEONE WITH THE RIGHT IDEAS…

I read this article yesterday and was both excited and relieved. These type of newspaper articles are becoming increasingly more common (THANK GOD). The World Health Organization (WHO) posted this yesterday regarding what we should focus on in order to help PREVENT CANCER DEVELOPMENT.

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“The globe is facing a “tidal wave” of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.

It predicts the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, but half could be prevented.

The WHO said there was now a “real need” to focus on cancer prevention by tackling smoking, obesity and drinking. The World Cancer Research Fund said there was an “alarming” level of naivety about diet’s role in cancer.

 

“If we look at the cost of treatment of cancers, it is spiralling out of control, even for the high-income countries. Prevention is absolutely critical and it’s been somewhat neglected.”

The WHO’s World Cancer Report 2014 said the MAJOR SOURCES of PREVENTABLE CANCER included:

  • Smoking
  • Infections
  • Alcohol
  • Obesity and inactivity
  • Radiation, both from the sun and medical scans
  • Air pollution and other environmental factors
  • Delayed parenthood, having fewer children and not breastfeeding

Meanwhile, a survey of 2,046 people in the UK by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggested 49% do not know that diet increases the risk of developing cancer. A third of people said cancer was mainly due to family history, but the charity said no more than 10% of cancers were down to inherited genes.

In the UK, about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through being a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and being regularly physically active.”

These results show that many people still seem to mistakenly accept their chances of getting cancer as a throw of the dice, but by making lifestyle changes today, we can help prevent cancer tomorrow.

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I wanted to bring this to your attention because there are simple steps you can take to become healthier. Start by eliminating soda consumption from your diet. They contain a very high amount of sugar and its daily consumption has been linked to almost a 60% increased risk of developing diabetes & heart disease. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the US. Choose water instead as your drink of choice. By doing this, you will not only cut down calories but eliminate many common symptoms associated with dehydration such as headaches, muscle cramps & pain, joint pain & acid reflux. In some cases, these acute symptoms are simply the body’s way of telling you that you are in need of more water. Loosing weight can not only help you look better and feel better but also help decrease those odds of developing cancer.

Got any questions, thoughts or concerns? Please comment below!

And remember taking small steps today can help you tomorrow.

 

Stay happy, stay healthy.

 

-HHW

 

FOR ACCESS TO THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26014693

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