The following 7 tips for heart health reduces the risk of cancer by 50%

In 2010, the American heart Association has developed 7 tips for heart health, called “7 simple steps to health”. The main purpose of which is to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 20% by 2020. However, according to the study, this program also helps to reduce the risk of cancer by half!

In a study recently published in the journal “Circulation” by Dr Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, said that following the 4 th, to-7, can reduce the risk of cancer by 33% and if you stick to the remaining three, this figure can be increased to 51%.

Dr. Rasmussen-Torvik and her research team studied the case histories of 13 of 253 patients between 1987 and 2006. The result of this work was to identify patterns – the more we observe, the less the risk of cancer. Lung cancer, of the colon or rectum, prostate or mammary glands – the most common types of this disease.

Here’s the list of tips:

  1. Become more active – it is recommended that every week at least 150 minutes to devote to physical exercise.
  2. Control cholesterol – normal is less than 200 mg per deciliter.
  3. Better eat – your diet should be rich in whole-grain products, fruits, vegetables, and foods that contain lean protein such as fish. It is also important to limit the consumption of sodium, sugar, saturated and TRANS fats.
  4. Follow blood pressure – it should be less than 120/80.
  5. Lose weight – your body mass index should not exceed 25.
  6. Reduce blood sugar – do not overdo carbonated drinks, sweets and desserts.
  7. Quit Smoking – the Association advises to do for this step, all possible.

Dr. Rasmussen-Torvik, said: “Make your body strong and healthy, because change is never too late. Quit Smoking and improve your diet, so you will significantly reduce the risk for, cardiac and oncological diseases”.

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