Alcohol and Cancer Risk

The last few decades have had a very odd relationship, when it comes to alcohol and health. While some studies have suggested certain alcohols such as wine may be good for the heart and other organs, many have indicated the opposite. In terms of cancer, there have been various links between the consumption of spirits and an increased cancer risk. It’s important to know how alcohol and cancer risk are linked. You may want to use some of the information as a guideline, when it comes to your health.

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Natural Tanning Versus Tanning Beds

Working in the cancer industry, you become hyper-aware of carcinogens and cancer causing agents. While many consumer goods carry some risk, others can be extremely dangerous: the tanning bed trend is one of them. Often caused by an unfortunate stance on what beauty is perceived to be, many young people feel the need to spend countless hours each year participating in indoor tanning. This practice is known to greatly increase the risk of skin cancers. Despite this fact, many individuals (young women, especially) will actively use these cancer-causing agents year-round. Let’s take a minute to compare tanning beds with natural outdoor tanning:

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Fitness for the Reduction of Cancer Risk

Maintaining a healthy body should be a priority for everyone. Changes in your fitness schedule can be a very gradual process, your diet can change over time but the benefits will begin to show themselves immediately. At over 35% (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), America has by far the highest rate of obesity in the world. We need to take a cold, hard look at the effects of this epidemic and begin to overturn the systemic mentality of over-eating, malnutrition, and malaise. Aside from making you feel good, increasing your available energy, and amplifying your life expectancy, a healthy weight and active lifestyle have even been found to lower your risk of various types of cancer.

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