Health Tip: Diet and Activity May Help Prevent Cancer

(HealthDay News) — Multiple studies have shown a correlation between diet and physical activity on your risk of developing cancer.
Here are suggestions from the American Cancer Society:

Maintain a healthy body weight. Being obese causes the body to produce more estrogen and insulin. These hormones may promote cancer growth.

Get regular exercise. Daily exercise helps you maintain a healthy weight, improve hormone levels and strengthen your immune system. The American Cancer Society recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise each week.

Eat lots of plant-based foods. Also, limit how much processed and red meat you eat.

Limit daily alcohol. Drink no more than one drink for women and two drinks for men each day.

Quit smoking.


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