Causes of cancer, according to report
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Over 40% of cancers due to lifestyle, says review

Nearly half of cancers diagnosed in the UK each year - over 130,000 in total - are caused by avoidable life choices including smoking, drinking and eating the wrong things, a review reveals.

Tobacco is the biggest culprit, causing 23% of cases in men and 15.6% in women, says the Cancer Research UK report.

Next comes a lack of fresh fruit and vegetables in men's diets, while for women it is being overweight.

Jane Hughes reports.

  • 07 Dec 2011
  • From the section Health
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