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In 2022, these 8 risk factors caused 40% of cancers! Talk about hydrogen and cancer prevention

Time : 2022-11-10 Hits : 7

  Recently, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released the 2022 Anti-Cancer Progress Report (AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022). This paper reviews the numerous progress made in the past year (up to the end of July 2022) on the road of anti-cancer, including innovative anti-cancer therapy, the latest progress in cancer research, cancer prevention and so on.

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  As we know, cancer is also a chronic disease that can be prevented and cured, especially cancer prevention is of great significance. In today's content, Xiaona will take you to see what key data are mentioned in the chapter of "Cancer Prevention: Identifying Risk Factors"? And whether hydrogen molecules play a role in cancer prevention?


40% of new cancers are related to preventable risk factors.

  The report points out that cancer is one of the main causes of global morbidity and mortality. With the aging of the population, it is estimated that by 2040, there will be nearly 28 million new cancers worldwide, resulting in about 16.2 million deaths.


  For decades, scientists have determined that more than 40% of new cancers are related to preventable and modifiable risk factors, including tobacco use, overweight or obesity, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, infection with certain pathogens, and exposure to ultraviolet rays. ...

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1. Tobacco use

 Tobacco use is the main preventable risk factor of cancer.

  Besides lung cancer, smoking also increases the risk of 17 different types of cancer, including urogenital cancer, head and neck cancer, digestive cancer, and hematopoietic cancer.


 Fortunately, quitting smoking at any age will reduce the risk of cancer and death. At the same time, quitting smoking will also reduce the risk of many other diseases, including cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


2. Overweight or obese, unhealthy diet, sedentary

 Nearly 20% of new cancers and 16% of cancer deaths among adults can be attributed to overweight or obesity, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise and drinking.


  Adults who are overweight or obese will increase the risk of 15 cancers; Exercise can reduce the risk of nine cancers. About 5% of new cancers are related to unhealthy diet. Nearly 3% of new cancer cases every year can be attributed to lack of exercise.


  Therefore, following a healthy diet pattern, exercising more and sitting less, and losing weight in daily life are very important measures to prevent cancer.


3.drink alcohol

  Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of at least six cancers. And the more you drink, the higher the risk.Including liver cancer, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, etc.


  Acetaldehyde, a metabolite produced after alcohol enters the human body, is the most conclusive class I carcinogen listed by the World Health Organization. There is no such thing as a "safe dose" of drinking, so it is a healthier choice not to drink!


4. Ultraviolet radiation

 About 4%-6% of cancers, and 95% of melanomas, are related to ultraviolet radiation.


  Therefore, one of the effective ways to reduce the risk of skin cancer is to develop the habit of sun protection and not use indoor ultraviolet sunbathing equipment.


5. Carcinogenic pathogen infection

  Continuous infection with certain pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses or parasites that can cause diseases, will also increase the risk of various cancers.


  More than 90% of these cases can be attributed to four pathogens: human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Helicobacter pylori.

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6. Diabetes

  Studies have found that people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of certain types of cancer, such as liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, endometrial cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer and bladder cancer.


  In addition, some studies have found that diabetes may be related to the increased risk of cancer death. Controlling blood sugar level and avoiding hyperglycemia are the key to reducing risk.


7. Exposure to environmental carcinogens

  Exposure to environmental pollutants and certain carcinogens will increase a person's risk of cancer.


  According to the data of the World Health Organization, new cancers caused by environmental risk factors account for nearly 20% of new cancers worldwide, and most of them occur in low-income and middle-income countries.


8. Fertility and hormonal effects

  Studies have found that having children is associated with an increased risk of estrogen receptor negative breast cancer. At the same time, however, there is strong evidence that breastfeeding can greatly reduce the risk of estrogen receptor negative breast cancer related to childbirth.


  Women who use estrogen plus progestin have a 26% increased risk of breast cancer; And the longer you use it, the greater the risk.

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Can hydrogen prevent cancer?

  There have been some studies on the prevention of hydrogen cancer. For example, Japanese scholars found that hydrogen can prevent primary liver cancer, and China scholars Professor Yu Guanzhen found that hydrogen can prevent cholangiocarcinoma.


  There is a reasonable logical basis for preventing hydrogen cancer, because inflammation and oxidation are the important bases of many cancers, and hydrogen has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, so it is meaningful to reduce some ongoing cancers.


  Professor Sun Xuejun of Naval Medical University also said that hydrogen, as a selective antioxidant tool, can reduce the mutation of DNA caused by oxidation. Many precancerous lesions have a chronic inflammatory process. As a safe and effective anti-inflammatory work, hydrogen can antagonize liver cirrhosis, colitis, pancreatitis and other important precancerous lesions. Reducing gene mutation and precancerous inflammation is the main way for hydrogen as an ideal tool to prevent cancer.