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One method against 8 types of cancer: What studies reveal

One method against 8 types of cancer: What studies reveal Photo: How to protect yourself from cancer (collage by RBC-Ukraine)

There is one key way to reduce the risk of breast, colorectal, bladder, esophageal, kidney, lung, and stomach cancer, writes Express.

Dr. Hana Patel, a general practitioner with the National Health Service in Britain, revealed the way to reduce the risk of cancer.

What needs to be done for cancer prevention

In particular, she says that studies have shown that increasing the number of steps by 1000 steps per day was associated with a 15% reduction in the risk of death from any cause.

"And an increase of 500 steps a day was associated with a seven percent reduction in dying from cardiovascular disease," she noted.

Walking is specifically associated with a minimized risk of eight types of cancer, but that's not all.

An active lifestyle can improve self-perception and self-esteem, mood, and sleep quality, as well as reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

Walking can also reduce the risk of dementia and alleviate symptoms of depression.

To reap the maximum benefits of walking, including maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of diabetes, it is recommended to take 10,000 steps per day. This is equivalent to approximately 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, as also recommended by the National Health Service in Britain.

To minimize the risk of developing cancer, adhere to these rules:

  • Do not smoke tobacco

  • Monitor your weight

  • Avoid alcohol consumption

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables

  • Engage in regular physical activity

Earlier, we wrote about dietary habits that can help protect against cancer.

Also, read our material on the dangers of melanoma.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.