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May 2012 Issue

Lifestyle Changes Could Reduce Cancer Rates

Small changes in your everyday life—at least 30 minutes of daily exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes—can help lower your risk of the most common cancers by a third, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). The number of new cancer cases in the U.S is expected to rise every year as our population grows and ages. In 2008, there were 1,437,199 new cancer cases; in the year 2030 experts anticipate 2,220,692 new cancer cases—a 55 percent increase.

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