Cancer: Simple lifestyle adjustments can reduce your risk:Cancer promoters

* Saturated and trans fats in the diet can lead to obesity, and can also harbour cancer-promoting chemicals like pesticides, industrial chemicals and foreign oestrogens.


* Overcooked meats, especially barbecued and chargrilled, contain cancer-causing nitrogen-containing compounds (amines) that are linked to cancer of the breast, pancreas, colon and prostate.


* Nitrates and nitrites, found in cured meats, are linked to stomach cancer.


* Hormone replacement drugs, including the Pill, can lead to cancer of the endometrium (lining of the womb) and breast.


* Alcohol in excess may raise the risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx, throat, breast, oesophagus, liver or colon.


* Cigarette smoke, including passive smoke, increases your risk of lung cancer.


* Obesity is a risk factor for endometrial, breast, kidney or prostate cancer. There is also a link with colon, rectal and gallbladder cancers.

Connection error. Connection fail between instagram and your server. Please try again
What Doctors Don't Tell You Written by What Doctors Don't Tell You

Explore Wellness in 2021