WHO's 10 Ways To Reduce Cancer Risk Create Create Controversial Discussion on Its Facebook
Today the World Health Organization (WHO) released this picture discussing ways to reduce your cancer risk. There are lots of good points there, but the HPV vaccination as a way to reduce cancer risk created a big controversy on its Facebook page.
Let's start with the key points. WHO's key points to reduce cancer risk are - do not smoke, exercise and eat right. This makes good sense, but when it comes to vaccination, people who follow WHO's Facebook page don't readily agree. The Infographic is published on the WHO's Facebook page.
10 Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk
1. Refuse to smoke cigarettes, hookah, electronic cigarettes and other forms of nicotine. About 70 percent of cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking.
2. Avoid passive smoking, it also contributes to the development of cancer cells. Make your home smoke-free environment. It's good for you, for your children and for your guests. Secondhand smoke causes both immediate and long-term dangerous health effects.
3. Adhere to proper nutrition. Enjoy a healthy diet. Read this story discussing 22 Diet Soda Healthy Alternatives that Won't Damage Your Brain or Add to Your Waistline.
4. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of cancer in women. According to the research, breastfeeding pushes the age of the disease by breast cancer on average by 10 years, but on the condition that the woman does not smoke, and breastfeeding lasts no less than six months. Check out our previous coverage on the advantages of breastfeeding including reduced of breast cancer and diabetes in women.
5. "Vaccinate Your Your Children Against Hepatitis B and HPV," reads the 5th tip from the World Health Organization. It is said that consequences of infection with hepatitis can be liver cancer and liver cirrhosis. HPV causes 70 percent of cervical cancers. But this is the point, which resulted in a heated discussion on WHO's Facebook page in the comments section.
"Sv40 in vaccines are causing cancer. And HPV is one of the most damaging vaccines, period," wrote one woman named Ashley Melton. eMaxHealth checked, and indeed: NIH has a study on that called "cancer risk associated with simian virus 40 contaminated polio vaccine."
"Now you are including vaccines in cancer prevention? You sound like the Pharma that got caught up in the statin "mistake." Well done. This is not the WHO from four years ago. What happened?" asks another person named Billy Belongo.
WHO didn't answer these comments, although it answered to one comment about smoking, writing the "tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths."
Let's Conitinue With the List
6. Avoid intensive sunlight. Use sunscreen and do not sunbathe in tanning beds. This way you will substantially reduce the risk of skin cancer. Check out the true cost of indoor tanning and its cancer risk.
7. Reduce air pollution in your home and in the environment as much as possible. A quarter of the deaths on the planet are due to environmental pollution. This link was confirmed in 2013. Read our story by eMaxHealth reporter Kathleen Blanchard titled "Air pollution as a leading cause of cancer confirmed."
8. Do sports and be physically active. According to WHO recommendations, people aged 5-17 years should engage in moderate to high-intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day. If you are between 18 and 64 years of age, you need to exercise moderate activity at least 150 minutes a week or with high-intensity physical activity at least 75 minutes a week. In order for a physical activity to benefit the heart and respiratory system, it is necessary that each session last at least 10 minutes. Burn fat and build muscle with this 40-minute exercise plan.
9. Restrict the use of alcohol. Limit how much you drink alcohol. A recent WHO study shows that regular alcohol drinking increases the risk of developing 7 types of cancer. There is no safe dose of drinking. But at the same time, WHO emphasizes that the higher the level of alcohol consumption, the higher the risk of cancer, and vice versa.
Ford the record: my grandfather was a 2nd World War Veteran and wounded two types. He was a moderate drinker and a very kind and humble man. Every morning he would start his day by thanking the Lord for the day and drinking one shot of vodka. He lived 86 years and until the last days, he would work in his garden which he loved very much.
10. Participate in screening for any malignant neoplasm. Take part in organized cancer screening programs. At least try this: eMaxHealth contributor Nancy Mure writes that This Is The Only Cancer Screening You May Ever Need.
What do you think about these recommendations to reduce the cancer risk? Please, let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below for discussion.