Many Americans unaware of lifestyle factors that increase cancer risk
the ONA take:
According to a new survey conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), researchers have found that fewer than half of Americans are aware that certain major lifestyle factors can increase their risk of developing cancer, and instead worry about cancer-causing claims that lack scientific evidence.
For the study, researchers polled more than 1,100 U.S. adults about their awareness of lifestyle risk factors for cancer. Results showed that only a minority of participants were aware that diets high in red meat or low in fruits and vegetables, obesity, and physical inactivity can increase a person's risk for developing cancer.
The study also found that more Americans are concerned about cancer-causing hormones in food and stress that have no scientific evidence to support those claims.
Specifically, 54 to 62% of participants reported that they believe food additives, genetically modified foods, hormones in beef, and psychological stress increase cancer risk. Over half of respondents believed artificial sweeteners cause cancer.
Fewer than half of Americans are aware that certain major lifestyle factors can increase their risk of developing cancer.
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