Cancer Causes (cont.)
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Poor diet, lack of physical activity, or being overweight
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People who have a poor diet, do not have enough physical activity, or are overweight may be at increased risk of several types of cancer. For example, studies suggest that people whose diet is high in fat have an increased risk of cancers of the colon, uterus, and prostate. Lack of physical activity and being overweight are risk factors for cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, and uterus.
Choose a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
SOURCE: U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Last Editorial Review: 7/6/2007
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