Excess body weight is estimated to cause 128,800 U.S. cancer cases yearly.
What is the most important thing you can do to prevent cancer other than not smoking? If you guessed being at a healthy weight, you are right. Take a look at this infographic from the American Institute of Cancer Research.
PositiveTip: Eat a healthy, wholesome, balanced diet and move more to help protect yourself from cancer.
Fruit and vegetable consumption significantly lowers risk of bladder cancer in women.
Researchers in Hawaii have identified one more reason to eat lots of fruit and veggies. In their 12 year study of almost 186,000 multi-ethnic older adults, researchers found that bladder cancer risk was 65% lower amongst women who ate the most fruits and vegetables. Those with the highest intake of vitamins, A, C and E also had similar reduced risk of bladder cancer.
Positive Tip: For a healthy bladder, make fruits and vegetable intake a daily habit.
Choose to eat plenty of cancer fighting foods.
Have you ever wondered how you should eat to fight cancer? While no single food or component of food can guarantee you will not get cancer, evidence is strong that a diet composed of a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains may lower your risk for a good number of cancers. The American Institute of Cancer Research has a wonderful online resource with the most up-to-date evidence available.
PositiveTip: Educate yourself today on how you can eat to lower your risk of cancer.