A great summary from Harvard Medical School about the Stages of Change model.
A UCSF study of Stage 3 colon cancer patients found that survivors who followed the standard American Cancer Society guidelines for healthy living were 42% less likely to die over the 7 year period the cohort was followed.
A study published in JAMA Oncology that reviewed the health records of over 40,000 women showed that even women with elevated genetic risk for breast cancer can significantly lower their odds of getting the disease by adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors.
“I think these lifestyle factors are things that everyone should strive to achieve if they can — everyone can benefit,” said Dr.
A study in JAMA Oncology reports that 20-40% of cancer cases and half of all cancer deaths can potentially be avoided by making modifications in lifestyle: no smoking, limited alcohol, healthy weight, and 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
A study shows that even if you have certain genetic mutations that predispose you to getting breast cancer, you can lower your risk of getting breast cancer by 30% with some basic lifestyle modifications: no smoking, low alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding HRT (hormone replacement therapy).
JAMA-Oncology published a study that showed that people who don’t smoke, who limit alcohol consumption, who exercise and maintain a healthy body weight can reduce their odds of getting some cancers by 30%.
A study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience suggests that one kind of change, like starting an exercise regimen, may amplify the effects of another, like taking up meditation.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science of Behavior Change Initiative funded basic research on how to develop and maintain healthier behaviors.
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