Feb 6, 2024, 03:15 PM IST
Lack of regular physical activity or a sedentary lifestyle is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, including colorectal, breast and endometrial cancer.
Consuming a diet high in processed foods, red meat and sugary beverages while low in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may increase the risk of cancer, particularly colorectal, breast and prostate cancers.
Smoking cigarettes, cigars or pipes as well as using smokeless tobacco increases the risk of developing various types of cancers including lung, mouth, throat and bladder cancer.
Drinking alcohol excessively over time can contribute to the development of cancers such as those of the liver, mouth, throat, oesophagus and breast.
Prolonged exposure to UV radiation from the sun can lead to skin damage and an increased risk of skin cancer.
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