In a new release, the American Cancer Society linked healthy lifestyle to increase in chances of cancer survival. The features of healthy lifestyle include eating right, maintaining healthy weight and regular exercise. Although the role of healthy lifestyle and nutrition was never in doubt to be helpful in chances of cancer survival, American Cancer Society was yet to release formal guidelines for cancer survivors.
The main feature of the guidelines is that having diet that mostly includes foods based on plant sources, regular exercise and preventing obesity goes a long way in lowering the risk of cancer recurrence. Some of the specific findings of the guidelines pertain to limiting the intake of red and processed meat. A variety of cancers were studied and it was found that progression of cancer, risk of recurrence and the overall rate of survival improves if the survivor reduces the intake of red meat.
Some other specific findings of cancer survival research include:
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