Strategies that Protect Against Cancer

StuartMilesThe two most common ways that people die are from arterial-related disease and cancer. Arterial disease causes over 50% of deaths, and cancer causes an additional 25%. Most people know that lung cancers can be prevented by not smoking. However, very few realize that up to 38% of breast cancers and up to 45% of intestinal cancers can be prevented by developing a healthy lifestyle!

There are definite steps you can take to help prevent a malignancy. These strategies fall right in line with the Prescription for Life plan. For instance, the American Cancer Society states that one-third of cancer cases reported every year in the United States could be prevented through lifestyle changes that include: what you eat, what you don’t eat, what you don’t drink, not smoking, getting to an ideal weight, and exercising.

Sound familiar? These are the same strategies recommended in Prescription for Life. Consider the following summary of medical reports:

  •  The American Institute for Cancer Research showed that red meat is a convincing cause of colon cancer. The  same institute found a 41% increased risk for colon cancer in the participants who drank the most alcohol.
  •  Women who exercise around 30 minutes, three or four times a week, can decrease their breast cancer risk by  about 25%.
  •  Women who gained 55 pounds after the age of 18, had a 45% greater chance of developing breast cancer.  Women who lost 5 to 10% of their excess weight, had a 25 to 50% less chance of developing breast cancer.

You can dramatically improve the quality of your later years by making wise decisions today!





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