Consumption of fruit and vegetables is essential for a healthy lifestyle. But the cancer-fighting fruit and vegetables was not enough. Need a comprehensive lifestyle changes not only from a single factor such as food.
Reporting from the British Journal of Cancer found that the relationship between fruit and vegetables with cancer development are still not convincing.
“Although no doubt the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, but only a little strong evidence that reveals that they can protect themselves against cancer,” said Professor Tim Key, an epidemiologist from Oxford University. Thursday (12/02/2010).
Researchers found the evidence is incontrovertible that the cancer is strongly associated with smoking, being overweight (obesity) and alcohol consumption more than the recommended daily limit.
That means if the person is eating vegetables and fruit but still did not avoid the three above trigger cancer is difficult to fight cancer.
Even so fruit and vegetables can be used to reduce the risk of obesity, and avoiding obesity is to reduce the factors that will be affected by cancer.
Why obesity could make cancer? Because obesity will produce a certain hormone levels higher than those of normal weight.
If hormone excess then this will contribute to increased risk of breast cancer. Also being overweight can also increase the risk of other cancers such as colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, esophageal and kidney cancers.
As for alcohol, if broken down by the body will produce a chemical that can damage cells thus increasing the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, breast, colon and liver cancer.
“There are still a few people who know about the cancer risk associated with obesity and drinking too much alcohol. Meanwhile, smoking cessation remains the best way to protect yourself dati cancer accompanied by maintaining a healthy weight,” said Sara Hiom director of health information from Cancer Research UK.
So if people are diligent eating fruit and vegetables not automatically be avoided from the cancer but to avoid obesity in advance that cause cancer.
Smoking can increase cancer risk by 50-fold, whereas consumption of fruit and vegetables in bulk at most only reduce the risk by 10 percent.
To date 90 percent of cancers caused by environmental factors and only 10 per cent due to genetic factors.
Amounting to 90-95 percent of the causes of cancer from environmental factors and lifestyle habits, such as:
1. Low-fat diet high in fat
3. Eating habits of red meat
4. Habit of eating fast food, preserved foods, contain a lot of flavor and canned food.
5. Less consumption of fruits, vegetables and fish.
6. Less physical activity
7. Excessive weight (overweight)
8. Smoking habits
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