You eat healthy... Never smoked… Don't use harmful chemicals… And exercise - all in the pursuit of keeping your cancer risk as low as possible.
But have you ever considered whether what you put on your feet is putting you at risk?
But research carried out by WDR, a Cologne based German Broadcaster Company, says you should.
The shoes you wear carr... ››› more
The big “C” - it's a scary thought.
Especially considering that every year, 14 MILLION people worldwide will hear their doctors say the words: "You have cancer".
Among those will be more than 100,000 South Africans.
But you don't have to be one of them.
Below we reveal five specific tips that may seem small, but done together as part of a healthy lifestyle, could help lower your ... ››› more
While most people believe cancer is just something that “runs in the family”, studies show that only 10% of cancers are entirely hereditary.
Environmental factors are to blame for the other 90%.
And that means there's something you can do to protect yourself from getting it.
Read on to discover which environmental factors are putting you at most risk so you can keep yourself and you... ››› more
You've quit smoking…
Drink only on special occasions…
And have checked your family history to find out what cancers you're at risk for so you can take special precautions.
But did you know there's one risk factor you haven't taken into account?
And it's a risk factor that new analysis from the International Agency for Research on Cancer shows could be among the deadliest of all.... ››› more
If you don't manage to get seven to nine hours of solid, good quality sleep every night, your health may be at risk, says new research.
When mice suffered constant sleep disruptions, their cancer risk shot up.
But the reason wasn't because they already had a higher cancer risk. It was because of what lack of sleep did to their immune system.
And just like in mince, a ... ››› 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
In the 50s, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) hit the market with a bang.
Not only is it cheap to add to foods, it makes them taste better too.
But along with it - and the false advertising saying how good it is for you - came a rise in the incidents of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Yet manufacturers still put it in everything from tomato sauce to salad dressing to sugary treats... ››› more
Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in how your diet affects your susceptibility to certain types of cancers.
They're currently looking into how the main components of your diet - carbs, protein and fat - affect your body and it's ability to produce and maintain cancerous cells.
One of the most interesting is the affect of carbs.
When carbs break down, they become simple... ››› more
There's not a typical South African that would ever say no to a lekker piece of “braaivleis”, but could the way you cook your meat be increasing your risk of developing cancer? It's true! And while no one is trying to snatch the tongs from your hands just yet, simply add some of these steps to your normal braai to give your meal a healthier twist.
Overcooking your meat on the braai has the ... ››› more
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