according to World Health Organization (WHO)NextCancer cases will increase by 47% in 20 years throughout the world, 19 million in 2020 to 30 million in 2040especially in third world countries.
Director of Group CNational Center for Epidemiology of the “Carlos III” Health Institute, Marina Pollánexplaining that “not everything is in genes” and many types of cancer They can be avoided by following simple guidelines.
proposal Don’t smoke, don’t drink, and follow healthy eating habits and based on consumption of whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil.
Apart from, Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and engage in 150 minutes of moderate activity per week Poland says that (the equivalent of half an hour of brisk walking every day) can help a lot.
Cancer death ‘tsunami’
Over the next two decades, the world will face real challenges ‘Tsunami’ of deaths and new cancer cases, experts say this challenge is avoidable. track: 20% of cases are related to smoking, Alcoholism or unhealthy eating.
Additionally, during the same period, the number of deaths will increase from 10 million to 16.3 milliona real “tsunami” Can only be avoided through preventionThe director of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned in Madrid that Elizabeth Wadepas.
In a meeting chaired by CNIO Scientist and Director, Maria Blascothree researchers emphasized the importance of prevention because Almost half of all cancers today can be avoided through healthy lifestyle habits.
In his speech, Wadepas explained that there are a number of factors that are “known” to “definitely” cause cancer: Tobacco, which is “public enemy number one” and, in addition to killing people, 1 in 2 smokersleading to 20 different types of tumors.
There are other risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, which is responsible for 741,000 cancer cases worldwide each year, “even in small amounts,” he warned, and obesity, which “can lead to 12 different types of cancer,” and which causes cancer. It has become a global epidemic due to the consumption of sugary drinks and ultra-processed products.
Likewise, experts recall that infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Human Papilloma Virus They can also cause cancer, but all of these can be prevented with screenings, tests, and vaccines.
Wadepas emphasized the value of this study because the extent of other risk factors such as benzene still needs to be studied.processed meat, environmental pollution, and exposure to asbestos, lead, and aspartame (artificial sweetener).
Study, monitor and prevent these factors For Weiderpass, this is “the best and most cost-effective way to avoid cancer.”
Poland explained that “not everything is in genes” and that many types of cancer can be avoided by following simple guidelines, such as not smoking, not drinking alcohol, and following a diet based on whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil.
Also, please follow the instructions of the World Health Organization, How to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and practice 150 minutes of activity each week Poland says moderate walking, equivalent to half an hour of brisk walking each day, can help a lot.