September 19th, 2014 | Leave a comment by   in Health Alerts, Health News Roundup, Nutrition & Fitness

Top Cancer Prevention Factors, Dangerous Waistlines & Toothpaste Controversy


Most cancer deaths — more than 50 percent — in the U.S. can be avoided. That’s the word from the latest Cancer Progress  Report published on Sept. 16 by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Overall the news is mixed. On the positive side, there's been a significant decline in the number cancer deaths, relative to 1990, and more people are surviving cancer — a survivorship population that now includes nearly 14 million in people in the U.S. “Remarkable advances are contributing to the rise in the number of people who are surviving longer and living life to the fullest after their cancer diagnosis,” the AACR Progress report states. But lifestyle choices and avoidable factors contribute to more than 50 percent of cancer deaths, according to the AACR status report. The report was widely covered by Time, Yahoo and other news outlets. “Most notable among these causes are tobacco use, obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity,exposure to...

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