Over 40% of cancers due to lifestyle, says review
by, 12-08-2011 at 06:59 PM (1847 Views)
[QUOTE=moderate libertarian;3824059]Some would call it good times :
but research in this BBC health report seems to pour cold water on fun living. Pretty creative they put TV remote in that photo.
Parkin and colleagues found that of the 158,700 cancers diagnosed in men each year, the top six risk factors impacted as follows (numbers of cases rounded up to the nearest 100):
Tobacco use: 23% (36,500 cases).
Lack of fruit and vegetables; 6.1% (9,600 cases).
Occupation (eg exposure to asbestos): 4.9%. (7,800 cases).
Alcohol use: 4.6% (7,300 cases).
Overweight and obesity: 4.1% (6,500).
Too much exposure to sun/sunbeds: 3.5% (5,500).
Of the 155,600 cancers diangosed in women each year, the top six risk factors were:
Tobacco use 15.6% (24,300 cases).
Overweight and obesity 6.9% (10,800 cases).
Infections (eg human papillomavirus, HPV) 3.7% (5,800 cases).
Too much exposure to sun/sunbeds: 3.6% (5,600).
Lack of fruit and vegetables; 3.4% (5,300 cases).
Alcohol use: 3.3% (5,100 cases).