Scary UK breast cancer rates

Scary UK breast cancer rates

According to Daily Telegraph, a new study has revealed the fact that women in UK face almost the highest risks of breast cancer and the main reason of that is their unhealthy lifestyle. Additionally, more than a quarter of them die from this disease and no investments of government help to reduce this death-rate. World Health Organization (WHO) has also estimated that such rate of deaths is much bigger than in other developed countries, like United States, Australia, Germany and Spain. Experts say that most of breast cancer cases in UK (it’s more than 46,000 per year) could be avoided in one condition: British women should drink less alcohol, eat healthier food and start exercising.

Medical and scientific adviser for World Cancer Research Fund, Martin Wiseman, has performed another study and reveals his conclusions that breast cancer is closely connected to income. People living in high-income countries weight more, drink more alcohol and also forget about the active way of life. Additionally, the same high-income countries have the biggest numbers of breast cancer cases. ‘High number of breast cancer cases in Britain, Denmark and other high-income countries is not just a coincidence’, says the doctor, ‘lifestyle means much to our health and its changes could reduce the risk of this dangerous disease” – he said.

Sarah Woolnough, Cancer Research UK’s director of policy, observes: “We do know that up to half of all cancer cases could be prevented by changes to lifestyle, such as giving up smoking, keeping a healthy weight and cutting down on alcohol”. She also suggests eating a healthy balanced diet that is high in fibre, fruit and vegetables and also says that you shouldn’t forget regular exercises and avoiding of sunburn. Together, these things may reduce the risk of cancer.


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