Experts from the American Heart Association (American Heart Association) found that the factors that influence the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, are also effective in fighting cancer. The results of research presented in the journal Circulation.
Heart health, experts say, can be stored for a long time, controlling your weight, keeping physically active, eating a healthy balanced diet, constantly controlling the level of cholesterol in the blood, and blood pressure by adjusting the parameters of sugar in the blood, giving up bad habits.
"Compliance with all of these conditions reduces by 51% the risk of cancer in those who follow these recommendations. Compliance with conditions only reduces the risk of disease by 33%, and one or two - by 21%, "- said in a press release of the association.
However, in smokers, even if all the other conditions, the risk of cancer is reduced by only 25%.
"The results of our study confirm once again, that’s never too late to try to change something in your life. Quitting smoking or improve the quality of your diet can cut the risk of not only heart disease, but also cancer, "- said Associate Professor Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University (Chicago) and a study author Laura Rasmussen-Torvik (Laura Rasmussen- Torvik).
The study involved more than 13.2 thousand American citizens.