Health Alert 6-12-12

By: Gina Pitisci Email
By: Gina Pitisci Email

June 12, 2012 - A new study finds that there is not much difference between men and women when it comes to quitting smoking. Researchers looked at more than 100,000 smokers in the United States, Britain and Canada. They found that women under the age of 50 were more likely to give up smoking than men. However, men over the age of 60 were more likely than women to give up smoking. The study is published on-line at Tobacco Control.

Also, British researchers predict cancer cases will increase 75 percent by the year 2030. Cancer is already the leading cause of death in many high income countries, now scientists believe poorer areas will see a dramatic increase in cancer as more people adopt a westernized lifestyle. Experts say higher levels of obesity and poor diet will help fuel the rise in cancer. The seven most common types of cancer worldwide are lung cancer, female breast cancer, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer and cervical cancer.

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