Almost 50% of deaths from malignant neoplasms worldwide are associated with preventable factors. This conclusion was reached by scientists from the University of Washington.
Millions of people die from tumors every year, and in almost 50% of cases, these deaths could be prevented because they are caused by lifestyle factors. In particular, cancer is provoked by smoking, drinking too many alcoholic beverages and being overweight, according to a new study. This is the most significant attempt to determine the so-called burden of cancer on a global scale.
The study reinforces the amount of evidence being gathered to assess the very burden that cancer is as a national one. so it is at the international level. The authors of the study analyzed the relationship between various risk factors for cancer, which is the second most significant cause of death of the inhabitants of our planet after cardiovascular diseases. In 2019, people most often died from malignant neoplasms of the trachea, bronchi and lungs. How much it concerned both men and women.
Many of these tumors are caused by smoking, as well as the abuse of alcoholic beverages. If humanity spent more significant funds to reduce these risk factors, the number of deaths from cancer would decrease dramatically. The study shows the importance of primary cancer prevention, in addition, the increase in the number of malignant neoplasms associated with obesity deserves special attention.