Lifestyle Diet Relates to Cancer

Have you ever had severe sunburn or do you tan often?

Over exposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer. If you answered yes to this question then you may be have a higher risk of getting skin cancer.

It is also important to note that even if you only tan by artificial light, it still counts as tanning. No tan is good for the skin, except fake tans.

Do you smoke?

Smoking has been shown to be the leading risk factor for developing lung cancer and has been linked to numerous other cancers. If you smoke your risk for certain cancers is drastically increased.

Do you drink more than 2 servings of alcohol per day?

Excessive drinking has been shown to be a risk factor for cancer.

Do you consume the recommended amount of servings of fruits and vegetables per day?

Not eating enough fruits and vegetables can raise your risk for cancer. These foods contain many cancer fighting compounds. Additionally, they help to keep you body healthy.

Does the fat in your diet come mainly from animal products and sugary foods?

A diet low in fat is important to lowering your risk for cancer. Animal products and sugary foods contain fats that are bad for your body. If you consume too much of this type of fat you will not only increase your risk for cancer, but you will also be effecting your overall health in a negative way.

Are you overweight?

Being overweight, especially those considered obese, is a big cancer risk factor. Keeping yourself at a healthy weight is important to reduce cancer risks and keep you healthy.

Do you get at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday?

Exercise helps keep your body in good shape and will help you maintain a healthy weight. It is recommended you get 30 minutes of exercise everyday for the best benefits.

Have you ever used intravenous drugs?

Some viruses passed through blood can lead to cancer. In many cases of this happening, it is discovered that the patient had used intravenous drugs.

Have you practiced safe sex?

This means that you protected yourself from STD’s by using a condom. One STD, HPV, is linked with causing cervical cancer and by practicing safe sex you greatly reduce your chances of contracting this virus.



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