Lifestyle plays clear role in cancer.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Publication:||Name: Townsend Letter Publisher: The Townsend Letter Group Audience: General; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 The Townsend Letter Group ISSN: 1940-5464|
|Issue:||Date: August-Sept, 2012 Source Issue: 349-350|
|Topic:||Event Code: 310 Science & research Canadian Subject Form: Health behaviour|
|Product:||Product Code: 8000220 Cancer & Cell R&D NAICS Code: 54171 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences SIC Code: 8731 Commercial physical research; 8733 Noncommercial research organizations|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United Kingdom Geographic Code: 4EUUK United Kingdom|
The study findings that we share in this column reiterate the role
of lifestyle in cancer. A team of researchers from the UK recently
identified the proportions of cancer in the population that associate
with lifestyle and environmental factors. D. M. Parkin and colleagues
from Queen Mary University of London found that smoking exerts by far
the largest effect on the risk of cancer, with 19.4% of cancer cases in
the UK attributable to tobacco use. A poor diet (less intake of fruits
and vegetables and fiber and greater intake of meat and salt), obesity,
and alcohol are the next most important factors that relate to cancer,
with alcohol being calculated to relate to 4.0% of cancer cases in the
UK. The study authors observe, "Population-attributable fractions
provide a valuable quantitative appraisal of the impact of different
factors in cancer causation, and are thus helpful in prioritizing cancer
Parkin DM, Boyd L, Walker LC. The fraction of cancer attributable to lifestyle and environmental factors in the UK in 2010. Br J Cancer. 105:S77-S81.
To stay updated on the latest breakthroughs in natural approaches to cancer prevention, visit the World Health Network (www.worldhealth.net), the official educational website of the A4M and your one-stop resource for authoritative anti-aging information. Be sure to sign up for the free Longevity Magazine e-journal, your weekly health newsletter featuring wellness, prevention, and biotech advancements in longevity.
by Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO, FAASP
|Gale Copyright:||Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.|