Commemorating World Cancer Day

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In 2016, about 1.6 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the US killing about 595,000 people, making it the leading cause of death worldwide. There are more than 100 different types of cancer; the most common types in the US include breast, lung, bronchus and prostate cancer.

Some of the major cancer risk factors are alcohol and tobacco use, lack of physical activity and an overall unhealthy diet. These also happen to be the 4 risk factors for other non-communicable diseases. Other risk factors include chronic infections, caused by viruses or exposure to other pathogens.

About 30%-50% of all forms of cancers can be prevented. Although early detection of cancer and better management of patients can lessen the present worldwide cancer burden, avoiding risk factors and using preventative techniques can significantly help.

Prevention focuses greatly on self care and better personal health care management. In addition to getting vaccinated and screening, it is vital to be aware of your physical regime and diet. The food we eat may not provide us with all the nourishment we need, despite of all the variety of food and fruits we may eat. Despite several debates surrounding it, supplements are an essential component for a healthier lifestyle. They help with better absorption of micro-nutrients, and fill in with the lack of certain nutrients.

"Inflammation may well turn out to be the elusive Holy Grail of medicine - the single phenomenon that holds the key to sickness and health." - William Joel Meggs, M.D., Ph.D., author of The Inflammation Cure (2004). All types of inflammation can cause cancer. While short-term inflammation is good and necessary, long-term inflammation is bad.

This World Cancer Day, with the campaign of “We can, I can” make your well being and good health your foremost priority and let us help you reach your health goals.

*To further the research in cancer and oncology we have made a donation to cancer UK.

*The claims and statements made in this blog posting have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products or ingredients or diets or lifestyles are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is recommended that a physician be consulted before taking any supplements/ingredients/products. Results not typical and may vary.

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