Did you know that being over weight or obese is the biggest preventable cause cause of cancer after smoking?
4 in 10 UK cases of cancer can be prevented, largely through lifestyle choices but many may not be aware that obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking. In fact, only 15 percent of people know that obesity is a cause of cancer.
In the UK, more than 1 in 2 people will develop cancer at some point in their lives. Every year, more than 350,000 people are diagnosed with the disease. But experts estimate that more than 4 in 10 cancer cases could be prevented, largely through lifestyle changes, such as:
Surveys have shown that people aren’t necessarily aware that all of these things are linked to cancer. For example, studies have found that 15 in 20 people don’t know obesity causes cancer, and 18 in 20 people aren’t aware of the link between alcohol and cancer.
Published: 9 months ago