Smoking & Unhealthy Eating Top Risk Factors

Posted on October 9, 2010


There is another boost for reducing the health risk factors used in our patient health education program, this time in cancer prevention.

 The two risk factors in particular are:

  1. Smoking
  2. Unhealthy eating

They are the top two modifiable risk factors, according to a report:

  • 450,000 fewer Americans would die each year from smoking if people quitted.
  • 25% of cancer can be traced to dietary
  •  Colorful vegetables and fruit  would prevent lung cancer
  • Vegetable protein over animal protein lowers the risk of cancer
  • Plant protein like soy has cancer prevention benefits.