Obesity is a known risk factor for many cancers, as it stimulates an inflammatory response that feeds early tumours.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 29 March 2013
Many, including Yourwellness Magazine, believe that fitness and wellbeing are ways to feel better and look younger, but according to Lauren Pecorino, author of new book Why Millions Survive Cancer: the successes of science, they can also help to prevent cancer. For her, one of the most important steps people have taken in reducing cancer is by quitting smoking, but now there are other battles to be won; obesity, poor diet and stagnant lifestyles.
Lauren explained to Yourwellness Magazine, “Obesity is a known risk factor for many cancers, as it stimulates an inflammatory response that feeds early tumours. As stated in a report by the World Cancer Research fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, maintenance of a healthy weight throughout life may be one of the most important ways to prevent cancer.”
Lauren also detailed how exercise not only helps prevent cancer in terms of weight management, but it also boosts immunity, stimulates defence enzymes and reduces circulating sex hormones. She also noted that fruit and vegetables can switch on “detox genes” in the body, which fight the DNA-damaging agents that cause cancer.
Lauren shared her top 10 evidence-based tips for maintaining a cancer-preventative lifestyle, which she explains in further detail in her book. Some of which were;
1. Maintain a lifelong healthy weight.
2. Be physically active.
3. Eat fruits and vegetables and real food – not processed.
4. Protect against sun exposure.
5. Consider having children younger.
Why Millions Survive Cancer: the successes of science, is available from major retailers.
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