Light Pollution as a New Risk Factor for Human Breast and Prostate Cancers

Humans are diurnal organisms whose biological clock and temporal organization depend on natural light/dark cycles. Changes in the photoperiod are a signal for seasonal acclimatization of physiological and immune systems as well as behavioral patterns. The invention of electrical light bulbs created more opportunities for work and leisure. However, exposure to artificial light at night…

Most US Adults Unaware of Two Major Cancer Risk Factors

Results from the National Cancer Opinion Survey, undertaken by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in collaboration with the Harris Poll, indicate that only 31% realized that a high body mass index increases the risk for cancer (colon, breast, high-grade prostate, and uterine cancers). Furthermore,  only 30% recognized that drinking alcohol raises risk (for esophageal,…

What’s your single biggest risk for cancer?

If you’re a woman, obesity is the single biggest cause of cancer, and if you’re a man, it’s the second leading risk. Of the four most common cancers — breast, lung, colon, and prostate — three of them have a pretty clear association with obesity. Picture below shows that cancers are associated with obesity.  

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Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors

Colorectal cancer is the second leading killer among cancer in the United States. Lifestyle factors that may increase your risk of getting colorectal cancer include: Lack of regular exercise A diet low in fruits and vegetables A low-fiber and high-fat diet Being overweight Excessive alcohol use Tobacco use