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New study estimates preventable cancer burden linked to poor diet in the US

All told about 20% of cancer cases can be attributed to health and nutrition.

"The study, published today in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, estimates that diet-related factors may account for 80,110 of the new invasive cancer cases reported in 2015, or 5.2 percent of that year's total among U.S. adults. This is comparable to the cancer burden associated with alcohol, which is 4 to 6 percent. Excessive body weight, meanwhile, is associated with 7 to 8 percent of the cancer burden, and physical inactivity is associated with 2 to 3 percent."

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190522141814.htm