As we get older, we become more susceptible to cancer. Latest estimates state that nearly four in five cancers are diagnosed after age 55. By age 55, a person’s cancer risk is 10 times that of a younger person.
But emerging research suggests that there’s plenty you can do to swing the odds in your favor. Simply by being more active and eating more vegetables, fruits, and whol grains, a person can significantly reduce his or her cancer risk, accordings to the American Institute for Cancer Research.
“You can’t control your age, but you can control your cancer risk,” said AICR Nutritionist Alice Bender, MS, RD., “That’s what this new science is showing, and that’s what people need to understand.”
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