CANSA saysÂ leading a balanced lifestyleÂ can help lower the cancer risk and agrees with theÂ World Cancer Research FundÂ â€“Â people can reduce their cancer risk in one third of cancer cases, by simply combining aÂ wholesome eating programme, maintainingÂ a healthy body weight and remaining physically active.
Being overweight or obese is linked to a higher risk of several cancers. Many people in South Africa are overweight, including children and teens. In fact, we have the highest occurrence of obesity in sub-Saharan Africa, with 42 percent women and 13 percent men carrying this label, while 7 percent of boys and 9.6 of percent girls present as obese.Â So our message is to eat smart to lessen the cancer risk, advises ElizeÂ Joubert, CANSA CEO.
CANSA recommends the following smart nutrition tips:
Information taken from Cansa.Â
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