Experts have found it's not just the lack of exercise in people across the globe that's causing a rise in all type of major chronic illnesses.
It's what you do when you're not doing exercise that's the problem!
Recent studies have found that the longer you sit during the day, the higher your cancer risk. And it doesn't matter whether it's sitting behind a desk at the office, or whether you... ››› more
You've stopped smoking, drink less alcohol and are eating a healthy diet and exercising. All in the name of lowering your cancer risk and improving your health.
But what about the factors you haven't thought of?
Worse, the things you do every day that you had no idea of their effects on your health and cancer risk.
Well, today, we're revealing ten every day factors ... ››› more
Thought you could get away with drinking a glass of wine at book club?
Even small amounts of alcohol are bad for you. In particular, your cancer risk.
Experts are saying alcohol increases your risk of dying from cancer 30%. And, if that's not shocking enough, 15% of these cancer-related deaths are a result of breast cancer.
So articles that say its safe for you to drin... ››› more
If you love a seared steak or a good braai, this article's for you!
Research says meat cooked at high temperatures is one of the most common causes of oesophageal cancer. In fact, it's worse for you than both smoking and drinking a lot of alcohol! Much worse…
This month, doctors at a scientific conference in Canada announced that when you cook your meat at high temps, it gets covered in ... ››› more
Around 937 million people worldwide are either overweight or obese.
In fact, studies show that because of the steady increase in obesity cases, the number of years people lose because of obesity-related illnesses has passed the number of years people lose because of smoking.
Some of the most common illnesses associated with obesity are diabetes, heart disease and organ failure, but recentl... ››› more
Not only can a single gene leave you with an extra stress receptor in your brain, experts are now saying stress can switch on a gene that literally makes your body more receptive to cancer cells.
A recent study performed by scientists at the Ohio State University, showed that when you stress, your body helps cancer cells spread.
This because it affects your immune system. And with this cha... ››› more
Sweet potatoes are on top of the cancer-fighting foods list.
They contain a high concentration of beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant. Your body uses beta-carotene to make vitamin A, a vitamin that's an essential cancer-fighting nutrient.
And it's especially powerful when it comes to lung cancer prevention.
CancerResearchUK.org says eating foods containing beta-carotenes is ... ››› more
If you're severely overweight or obese, it's time to listen up.
Your life is at risk!
It's not only about your chances of suffering from a heart attack, stroke or diabetes related condition, it's about your risk of developing one of the ten most common forms of cancer.
That's right. You're obesity puts you at risk of cancer.
And your risk is high, says BBC.com.
In the UK alo... ››› more
Many conversations involve the topic of tattoos. And it's no longer about how shocked you are to hear someone you know has a tattoo! No, it's probably more along the lines of how you're thinking about getting one, or even getting another one done. How times have changed in terms of the popularity of tattoos, but could they pose a risk to your health?
From celebrities to tribal members, tattoos ... ››› more
By 2030, there'll be 22 million new diagnoses made for people with cancer says WebMD. That's a staggering 75% increase in the number of people with cancer across the world in only 16 years. We hope it's become clear to you why it's so important to protect yourself in any way you can from cancer taking over your life!
With an increase in the rates of obesity and subsequently diabetes and other d... ››› more
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