Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in American adults, after heart disease.
While there are some risk factors that are out of control – including genetics and age – scientific research has shown that there are some things you can do to help prevent cancer.
Now, a new study has identified a simple lifestyle habit that can help prevent both of these from happening.
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1. A heart-healthy lifestyle can help reduce cancer risk.
According to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, a heart-healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of developing cancer — in addition to preventing heart disease.
2. A less heart-healthy lifestyle can increase your risk of cancer.
“We found an association,” said Emily Lau, a research researcher working in the cardiology department at Massachusetts General Hospital. between a heart-healthy lifestyle and a reduced risk of cancer, and vice versa: a less healthy lifestyle is also associated with a higher cancer risk.”
They determined that with the most sodium diuretic peptides there was a 40% higher risk of developing cancer.
Overall, they found that study participants who adopted a heart-healthy lifestyle — controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and not being significantly overweight — had a lower risk of developing cancer. than. And, non-smokers have a significantly lower risk of both cancer and heart disease.
3. How to have a heart healthy lifestyle?
Make healthy food choices like lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products…
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers several heart-healthy lifestyle strategies.
4. Find out your health history.
Together, you can find ways to reduce that risk.”
5. Move more, sit less.
6. Rethink your drink.
“Replace sugary drinks with water to reduce calories.