Americans could prevent roughly half of all cancer deaths by doing these four things

May 20, 2016 10:01 AM

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Roughly half of cancer deaths in the United States could be prevented or forestalled if all Americans quit smoking, cut back on drinking, maintained a healthful weight and got at least 150 minutes of exercise each week.

These same measures would also reduce the number of new cancer diagnoses by 40% to 70%, according to a new report.

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