'Healthy Lifestyle Pattern' Could Cut Cancer Deaths Among White People In U.S. In Half

May 19, 2016 10:50 PM

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A new study reveals that between 20 to 40 percent of U.S. cancer cases and almost half of cancer deaths among white people are preventable by adopting a "healthy lifestyle pattern." Effective lifestyle modifications include avoiding smoking and drinking, as well as maintaining a health body mass index (BMI) and committing to regular exercise.

In particular, the study defined a healthy lifestyle pattern as the following: never smoking or past smoking, no alcohol consumption or moderate consumption, a BMI between 18.5 and 27.5; and 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity.

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