Health & Fit Here's why you get cancer, America: study

21:00  19 may  2017
21:00  19 may  2017 Source:   New York Daily News

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Hey America: You’re still too fat, you eat too much junk, you don’t get enough exercise -- and, seriously? You’re still smoking? And one more thing: get with the SPF already!

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That’s according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. The organization issues its Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures analysis every other year -- and it’s not good news.

"While some measures of cancer prevention and early detection have improved over time, others have either stabilized or worsened," said Ann Goding Sauer, the report's lead author. "The bottom line is that despite improvements in some areas of cancer prevention and early detection, systematic efforts to further reduce the suffering and death from cancer are needed."

Chemical disinfectants and sanitizers linked to thyroid cancer

  Chemical disinfectants and sanitizers linked to thyroid cancer <p>Workers exposed to chemicals like deodorizers, sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilizers on the job may be more likely than others to develop thyroid cancer, a study suggests.</p>Occupational exposure to these chemicals, known as biocides, was associated with a 65 percent higher risk of thyroid cancer, the study found. For people whose jobs might have led to the most cumulative exposure to biocides over time, the odds of thyroid cancer was more than doubled.

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Here are 9 takeaways from the study.

1. In 2015, 15% of adults smoked cigarettes - the same amount as the 1970's in some areas and among some population groups.

2. But since 2002, there are more former smokers than current smokers in the U.S. (52.8 million vs. 36.5 million).

3. We're eating too much junk: about seven out of every 10 adults in this country are overweight and of those, 38% are obese. Obesity in women seems to be on the rise while men have tapered off.

4. It's worse for young Americans - about 21% of 12 to 19-year-olds are obese. This number has not budged in recent years after tripling between 1976 and 2002.

5. Only half of all American adults assumed they met the recommended levels of aerobic exercise in 2015. Among high school students, that number drops to an estimated 27%.

Aspirin May Lower the Risk of Dying from Cancer

  Aspirin May Lower the Risk of Dying from Cancer <p>Studies have linked the regular use of aspirin to lower risks of heart attack and stroke, but now researchers say may also lower the risk of cancer death.</p>To clear up the link, researchers led by Yin Cao at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have been combing through data from two large studies: the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. They analyzed the aspirin use and cancer outcomes of more than 130,000 adults over 32 years. The researchers reported their latest findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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In fact, a study published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control found virtually no instances of cancer among the Amish population of Holmes County, Ohio. Why Don’t The Amish Get Cancer ? The secret to Amish health lies in their restrictive lifestyle.

We're eating too much junk: about seven out of every 10 adults in this country are overweight and of those, 38% are obese. - dimid_86/Getty Images/iStockphoto© Provided by New York Daily News We're eating too much junk: about seven out of every 10 adults in this country are overweight and of those, 38% are obese. - dimid_86/Getty Images/iStockphoto

6. And we're ignoring our greens: only 29% of adults said they had two or more servings of fruit and 16% said they had at least three vegetable servings a day in 2015. Those numbers were virtually the same amongst teens.

7. More than half of all high schoolers said they were sunburnt in the past year, but they're not using tanning beds as much (down by 14%).

8. HPV is running rampant because only 52% of girls and 39% of boys have completed two or more doses of the vaccine.

9. Too many uninsured and immigrant women aren't having a yearly mammography (69%) or Pap test (39%). And, only about 25% of uninsured people were having their yearly recommended colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.

E-Cigarettes Linked to Bladder Cancer Risk .
Many people think "vaping" is safer than smoking, but research suggests that both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are tied to an increased risk for bladder cancer.&nbsp;"We've known traditional smoking raises bladder cancer risk, and given the surge in popularity of e-cigarettes, it's imperative we uncover any potential links" between e-cigarettes and bladder cancer, Dr. Sam Chang said in an American Urological Association news release.

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