A new study conducted by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggests that British women are at a higher risk of developing cancer compared to their European counterparts due to poor diet, high rates of obesity and consumption of alcohol.
The organization made use of data compiled by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and found that there is a 25.1 percent risk that British women would develop cancer by the time they reached 75 years of age compared to European average of 21.4 percent.
AdvertisementThe organization went on to state that more than 80,000 cancer cases could be avoided each year by making changes to lifestyle including reduced consumption of alcohol and better diet.
Stating the importance of reducing consumption of alcohol among women, WCRF's Dr Rachel Thomson said, "They are not the only reasons for the differing cancer rates, but there is now very strong evidence that women who drink a lot of alcohol are at increased risk of developing the disease and that excess body fat is also an important risk factor."
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