Lifestyle can greatly influence health.
To reinforce this information, a study by the University of São Paulo (USP) revealed that 34% of cancer deaths are related to unhealthy habits that could be avoided.
The data also indicate that if some risk factors were avoided, it would be possible to prevent up to 63 thousand deaths per year, in Brazil.
The main factors and avoidable aspects associated with lifestyle are:
- Frequent alcohol consumption;
- Food rich in fats and sweets;
- Lack of physical activity.
The research revealed that if these 5 factors were eliminated, some types of cancer (lung, esophagus, larynx and colon) could be reduced by half.
Experts also estimated the reduction of the disease in the country. For this, they analyzed the current scenario based on the average extracted from the general population.
It is believed that only 4 behavior changes can have an impact on the health of the population: