Per new research, it is found that about forty percent of the cases of cancer that are diagnosed in the United Kingdom each year could be avoided easily with some changes in lifestyle. Smoking is considered to be the biggest avoidable cause of cancer. The next causes that follow are excess weight, high exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, excessive drinking of alcohol, not eating enough and outdoor air pollution. This report is according to a study by a Cancer Research center in the United Kingdom. The experts who presented the particular data issued a warning that the rate of smoking is continuing to go down and on the other hand the rate of obesity is on the high. As per the data, obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest cause of the killer disease of cancer.
Sir Harpal Kumar who is the chief executive of Cancer Research in the United Kingdom revealed through this research about how the changes in lifestyle would prevent about forty percent of the cases of cancer. He also said that obesity is considered to be the new smoking if everyone is not careful at this moment. He also stated that he is expecting that within two decades the causes of smoking and obesity will be switched around. Sir Harpal Kumar stated that this landmark study easily demonstrates that prevention is the best way of preventing or beating the killer disease of cancer. He even added that the government could do a lot to help people make some healthier choices.
The newest figures that were calculated from the 2015 data of cancer data shows that more than about 135,000 cases of cancer in each year could be prevented which would be almost equal to about 37.7 percent of all of the cases of cancer that were diagnosed in the United Kingdom every year and the figure is rising to about 41.5 percent in Scotland. Still smoking remains the biggest cause of cancer that is preventable which is responsible for more than about 32,200 cases of cancer in men which equates to around 17.7 percent cases of cancer in males and about 22,000 cases of cancer in women which equates to around 12.4 percent cases of cancer in females.