In a new report, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of cancer cases worldwide will increase by 70 percent over the next two decades. Currently, 14 million people across the globe are diagnosed with cancer each year and that number could reach 24 million per year by 2035. The Cancer Research Fund indicates there is an alarming level of naivety about diet’s role in cancer. Most people believe cancer is mainly due to family history, but the World Cancer Research Fund says no more than 10 percent of cancers result from inherited genes.
With the cost of cancer treatment spiraling out of control, prevention is critical and it has been somewhat neglected. We need to focus on cancer prevention by tackling smoking, obesity and drinking. “People seem to mistakenly accept their chances of getting cancer as a throw of the dice, but making lifestyle changes today can help prevent cancer tomorrow,” commented Chris Wild, Director of the WHO Research Agency on Cancer. The Research Agency believes half of all cases of cancer could be prevented. Prevention is relatively easy and consists of a diet packed with real food (vegetables, fruit and whole grains) plus a reduction in smoking and the consumption of sugar, alcohol and highly processed foods.
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