Cancer has become a leading cause of death world wide. The more advanced you country is the more you hear the cases of death by cancer. Studies shows that half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle.
We have heard of some basic habits like smoking or drinking that causes cancer. But some of the reasons that causes cancer are the things you never thought were harmful. Here are five harmless habits that increase the risk of cancer.
some everyday items that we use, like tooth paste, cosmetics, air fresheners, sunscreens and candles make us prone to cancer. Fluorides in toothpaste is linked to a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. fluoride in toothpaste is supposed to reduce cavities. chemicals like benzophenone-3 in cosmetics and sunscreens are also harm full and increases the risk of skin cancer.
Many of us who leaves to the office in a hurry knowingly or unknowingly skip our breakfast. Studies reveal that skipping your breakfast causes gallbladder cancer. Yes you heard it right, after 8 hours of sleep eating a timely meal in the morning reduces the risk.
Having numerous sexual partners, oral sex and birth control pills causes cancer. many women are prone cervical cancer caused by sexually transmitted diseases. Multiple partners increase the risk of such cancers. There are reports stating that the rising rates of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States since 1984 is caused by HPV infection are from oral to genital contact. Having oral sex with multiple partners increases the risk of throat or mouth cancer. Birth control pills has also increased the risk of breast, cervix and liver cancer.
In this era of fast life it is hard to keep a work-life balance. Most of us are required to stay in late and work night shifts. Studies report that working in night sifts increases the risk of breast cancer in women. Those who had worked in night shifts for 30 or more years were twice as likely to have such cancer.
For people who sit in their chairs for long hours with out any physical movement, they tend to be at higher risk of developing colon, endometrial and lung cancer.
We often tell our kids how harmful junk food is. But some of the food habits that we adults follow also make us prone to various cancer. Microwave, canned or burnt food are some of the unhealthy food practices in our day to day life. These kind of foods increase the risk of stomach, colon, and pancreatic cancers.