Lowering heart risk also lowers cancer risk – New study

Lowering heart risk also lowers cancer risk – New study

Lowering heart risk also lowers cancer risk – so says a new study published the journal Circulation. They checked whether seven important American Heart Association recommended heart health measurements lowered the incidence of cancer in the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study which had a follow up period of seventeen to nineteen years. They found that those with six to seven of ideal health metrics had a fifty one percent lower risk of new cancer than those who had zero ideal health metrics, though this ideal group was only 2.7% of the population. Even when smoking was removed from the sum of ideal health metrics, still there was a twenty five percent lower risk of cancer, with remaining five to six ideal health metrics. The seven ideal health metrics included were smoking, physical activity, obesity, dietary intake, total cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar.