Posted on 20/03/2013

The Seven Golden Rules to Reduce Cancer Risk

The Seven Golden Rules to Reduce Cancer Risk

What can we do to help reduce the risk of cancer?

Following a long-term study carried out at Northwestern University (Chicago), the University of Minnesota and a number of other US research institutions, a number of factors have been identified that could help lower the risk of developing cancer and heart disease. Those who achieved ideal levels for six or more of the identified factors had a reduced cancer risk of 51%, while those who followed four factors had a reduced risk of 33% - welcome news that reaffirms current health values.

The seven factors, for reducing the risk of Cancer, which were drawn up by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2010 are as follows:

- Not smoking
- Maintaining a healthy body weight
- Eating a healthy diet
- Maintaining physical activity
- Having low cholesterol levels
- Maintaining healthy blood sugar rates
- and maintaining healthy bloody pressure

The ‘seven golden rules for a healthy life’, these simple steps can help to prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as maintaining good levels of health overall.

The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal, Circulation, and has been covered accurately by various UK newspapers including the Daily Express and The Daily Telegraph.

The Daily Telegraph began its report with a quote from Professor Jean-Pierre Després, the scientific director of the International Chair of Cardiometabolic Risk. He stated that only one in every 1,000 (0.1%) of people in the developed world had ideal levels of all seven factors. The study also highlighted the same.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important, and that’s why NRS stock a range of products to help those with disabilities or mobility issues to stay as active as they can. From walking aids to exercise equipment, we stock a range of quality products designed to make every day tasks that little bit easier.

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