A surprising new study reveals 10 important lifestyle choices that lower your risk of disease. cancer increased by 70 percent.
Breastfeeding, avoiding certain supplements, and eating red meat no more than three times a week are just three things.
The list (below) also includes getting 2.5 hours of exercise a week, avoiding sugary drinks, maintaining a healthy weight, and limiting fast food.
Unfortunately for drinkers, quitting alcohol It’s a completely different anti-cancer step.
This study was conducted to analyze the validity of 10 similar recommendations previously set by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
While breastfeeding, your periods become irregular, which reduces the amount of the sex hormone estrogen your body is exposed to throughout your life.Excess estrogen linked to increased cancer risk
Researchers at the University of Newcastle tested the guidance on Brits using data from 94,778 adults, with an average age of 56.
They used self-reported data on diet and exercise, as well as measurements of participants’ body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference.
Each participant scored their adherence to the recommendations on a 7-point scale.
They also used cancer registry data to track cancer diagnoses over the eight-year study period.
They controlled for age, gender, socio-economic deprivation, ethnicity and smoking status in their analyses.
On average, participants scored 3.8 out of 7 on compliance with recommendations.
Approximately 7,296 participants (8%) developed cancer during the study.
Researchers found that the more closely people adhered to the suggestions, the lower their cancer risk.
Every time a patient followed the recommendations, their risk of cancer decreased by 7%.
Additionally, each point increase in adherence score was associated with a 10 percent lower risk of breast cancer, 10 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer, 18 percent lower risk of kidney cancer, and 16 percent lower risk of esophageal cancer. It also turned out that it does. , 22 percent lower risk of liver cancer, 24 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer, and 30 percent lower risk of gallbladder cancer.
Compared to those with an adherence score of 3.5 points or less, those with a score of 4.5 or higher had a 16% lower risk of all cancers combined.
Perhaps one of the most surprising recommendations was breastfeeding.
Researchers suggest this protection may be due to hormonal changes that occur during breastfeeding.
While breastfeeding, your periods become irregular, which reduces the amount of the sex hormone estrogen your body is exposed to throughout your life.
Excess estrogen is associated with increased cancer risk.
On the other hand, fast food has been linked to cancer, as eating large amounts of fast food increases your chances of becoming overweight. Excess weight can cause many hormonal changes that can cause tumor growth.
Red and processed meats contain compounds such as heme and nitrates, which when broken down by the body form compounds that can damage cells lining the intestines and cause cancer. The possibility increases.
The 10 recommendations for preventing cancer include avoiding red meat and alcohol, getting at least two hours of exercise a week, and breastfeeding when possible.
As for alcohol, it breaks down into a chemical called acetaldehyde, which can cause DNA damage associated with many cancers.
There’s also no evidence that taking supplements to prevent cancer has any effect, and WCRI says people should aim to get their nutrients only from food and drink.
Cancer nutritionist Nicole Andrews has previously said, “When you take in large amounts of unnecessary supplements, more than 200 percent per day, they turn into free radicals, which increases your risk of cancer.”
The researchers stressed that because their study was observational, they could not be certain whether adhering to the 10 recommendations reduced cancer risk.
The research results were published in a magazine BMC Medicine.