If everyone adopted four healthy lifestyle behaviors, half all all cancers could be prevented.

A recent study published in JAMA Oncology, suggests that roughly half of all cancer deaths and diagnoses in the U.S. could be prevented by adopting four healthy lifestyle attributes:


  1. Quit Smoking
  2. Maintain a healthful weight
  3. Watch your alcohol intake
  4. Exercise 150 minutes or more per week


The results suggest that the most effective way to fight cancer is through healthful habits.


This Los Angeles Times article summarizes the findings of the large study.



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