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.

What Doctors Don't Tell You Written by What Doctors Don't Tell You

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