According to nutritionists and epidemiologists from leading universities in the United States, a person can reduce the chances of getting cancer by following some simple guidelines:
- Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits
- Exercising regularly
- Avoiding excessive weight gain
- Avoiding tobacco (including second hand smoke)
- Avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol
- Avoiding the midday sun (between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.) when the suns rays are the strongest
- Avoiding risky sexual practices
- Avoiding known carcinogens in the environment or work place.
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