New research in the journal Nature shows you have more control over your cancer risk than you think.
Scientists at Stony Brook University looked at how stem cells divide in human tissues. These included lung, pancreatic, and colon. By the end of the study, there were three major revelations.
First, only about 10% of cancer risk is due to bad genes.
The next big takeaway? Researchers discovered that external factors make up the vast majority of risk. In other words, random mutations within the body are not likely to cause cancer.
Finally, the team found that cancer risk varies with geographical changes. So, if a person moves from an area with low cancer rates to an area with higher rates, their cancer risk rises. The opposite is also true.
The study concluded a maximum of 30% of all cancers are the result of “bad luck.” This means as much as 70% of your overall cancer risk has to do with lifestyle choices.
According to study authors, “Our findings show that external factors are very important in cancer pathogenesis . . . The study has significant impact on public health policy and approaches.” They say scientists should now work twice as hard to find outside factors that contribute to cancer.1
Don’t make the mistake of thinking your cancer risk is a matter of chance. You can tilt the odds in your favor.
One of the best ways is to stay active. One third of cancer deaths are due to obesity and sedentary lifestyle.2 Shoot for 30 minutes of exercise a day. Or better yet, practice high-intensity interval training.
You may also have cancer-fighting foods in your kitchen. Like the spice that has enough antioxidant power to stop prostate cancer in its tracks. And the “unhealthy” drink that fights skin, prostate, and oral cancers.
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In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch