How Staying Heart-Healthy Will Decrease Your Cancer Risk

How Staying Heart-Healthy Will Decrease Your Cancer Risk

Healthy habits used to combat heart disease could also be helpful in reducing a person’s risk of developing cancer. New research suggests that following a heart-healthy lifestyle can lower the risk of heart disease and may also cut chances of developing cancer. The researchers found that traditional CVD risk factors — age, sex, and smoking status — were independently associated with cancer. Participants who adhered to heart-healthy lifestyle behaviors — managing blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and weight and diet — had a lower risk of developing cancer. “By following a heart-healthy lifestyle to reduce our risk of heart disease, incidentally we will get the added bonus of reducing the risk factors for the development of cancer,” Vu said.

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