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Lifestyle change can prevent thousands of cancer cases

The other major preventable lifestyle behaviours include drinking alcohol, reducing exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation, air pollution and eating good amount of fibre

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Cancer can be caused by excessive intake of sugar and carbohydrates too. Pixabay
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  • Leaving habits like smoking, etc. can help
  • environmental factors like air pollution are also responsible for cancer

Getting rid of smoking tobacco, exercising and shedding weight may be key lifestyle behaviours that can cut down thousands of cancer cases a week, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

The other major preventable lifestyle behaviours include drinking alcohol, reducing exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation, air pollution and eating good amount of fibre.

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Exercising and positive lifestyle changes can do wonder for one’s health. Flickr

Following these can prevent nearly four in 10 cancer cases in the UK, says the Cancer Research UK, a non-profit, in a paper published in the British Journal of Cancer. The study showed that more than one in 20 cancer cases could be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight.

“Leading a healthy life doesn’t guarantee that a person won’t get cancer, but it can stack the odds in your favour. These figures show that we each can take positive steps to help reduce our individual risk of the disease,” said Harpal Kumar, chief executive at the Cancer Research UK.

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According to the World Health Organisation, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and is responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly one in six deaths is due to cancer.

The latest figures, calculated from 2015 cancer data, showed that tobacco smoke caused around 32,200 cases of cancer in men (17.7 per cent of all male cancer cases) and around 22,000 (12.4 per cent) in women in the UK.

Around 22,800 (6.3 per cent) cases of cancers including bowel, breast, womb and kidney, a year are down to being overweight or obese.

Other than chronic diseases, lifestyle habits like smoking causes cancer too. Pixabay
Lifestyle habits like smoking causes cancer too. Pixabay

“The research clearly demonstrates the impact of smoking and obesity on cancer risk. Prevention is the most cost-effective way of beating cancer,” Kumar said.

“Obesity is a huge health threat right now, and it will only get worse if nothing is done. Banning junk food TV adverts before the 9 p.m. watershed is an important part of the comprehensive approach needed,” said Linda Bauld from the non-profit.

In addition, overexposure to UV radiation from the sun and sunbeds causes around 13,600 cases of melanoma skin cancer a year, while drinking alcohol, eating too little fibre caused around 11,900 and 11,700 cases respectively. Outdoor air pollution was responsible for around 3,600 lung cancer cases a year. IANS

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Overwhelmed by ‘Baaghi 2’ response: Tiger Shroff

Tiger has been announced brand ambassador of Forca by Lifestyle

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Tiger Shroff has been trained in hardcore martial arts. Wikimedia Commons
Tiger Shroff has been trained in hardcore martial arts. Wikimedia Commons

Tiger Shroff’s latest release “Baaghi 2” has crossed the Rs 150 crore mark at the box office, and the actor is overwhelmed by the response. He says it was an exciting project.

“I am positively overwhelmed by the response the movie has received from all the fans. The success seen by ‘Baaghi 2’ would not have been possible without them. To be a part of a production that has become the fastest Rs 100 crore grosser of 2018 is very exciting and I am grateful to be a part of it,” Tiger said in a statement.

As per some media reports, action thriller ‘Baaghi’ sequel, ‘Baaghi 2’ is in making and people can expect it to be released in 2018 itself. Wikimedia Commons
‘Baaghi 2’ received amazing response from audience. Wikimedia Commons

He said there are lots of interesting things in the pipeline that he is eagerly waiting to share with his fans.

“With respect to ‘Student of the Year 2’, I am looking forward to see how everyone receives it,” he said.

Tiger has been announced brand ambassador of Forca by Lifestyle.

So what is his take on the modern man’s fashion?

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“I think there are a lot of options for men in terms of dressing for various occasions. One of the trends is definitely comfort fashion. I personally feel that the clothes in fashion right now are the ones that offer a lot of movement which works best for me as I am always on the move — whether it is me going for my workout or performing a lot of stunts on a daily basis,” he said. IANS