32 of the most scientifically sound things you can do right now to reduce your risk of developing cancer
- There is no cure for cancer, but there are many ways we can reduce our risk of developing some types of the deadly class of diseases.
- Some of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risk include staying active, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight, especially around your waistline.
- Fortunately, many of the behaviors that help keep us trim, like eating plants, are also great cancer-fighters.
Cancer is a dangerous and common class of diseases: it's the second-leading cause of death in the US, and you probably know at least a few people who have been diagnosed. More than 15.5 million Americans - nearly one in 20 - have had cancer in the past or currently do, according to the American Cancer Society.
So a healthy diet and way of life can go a long way towards reducing your risk. Here is a rundown of some of the simplest and most effective ways that