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Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related deaths in young people.

Will there ever be a drug to cure cancer? Hardly, since most of the cancers are caused by our choices. Prevention is the best cure! Choose healthy and wisely!

Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related deaths in young people.

More people are getting certain types of cancer at younger ages.  The cancer rate in people aged 15 to 39 has gone up almost 30% since the 1980s.  Most common types of cancer in this age group are: Thyroid, colon, and testicular cancer.

One key factor behind increased cancer rates: Obesity.  In 1998, the obesity rate for young adults was 30%, in 2018 it rose to 42%.  Some studies suggest that obesity increases risk of colon cancer by as much as 70%.

3 big cancer risk factors you can change: 

#1: Don’t smoke.

Smoking is associated with increased risk of at least 15 different types of cancers.

Smoking accounts for 30% of all cancer deaths.

#2: Cut sugar.

Drinking 100 mL of a sugary drink (equivalent to about 1/3 of a typical can of soda) daily increased overall risk of cancer by 18%, and increased risk of breast cancer specifically by 22%.

A 2018 dietary study found that adhering to a low carb/high fat diet was associated with a 60% reduced risk of brain cancer.

#3: Avoid processed foods.

Every 10-gram increase in daily processed meat intake increases prostate cancer risk by 10% -10 grams is 1/5 of a sausage!

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Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
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