Diet, exercise, stress management, sleeping habits and its influence in cancer.
Impact of lifestyle choices in self-defense and self-repair mechanisms involved in cancer.
Over the next decades, the global incidence of cancer is projected to increase significantly. This phenomenon is largely motivated by an increase in lifestyle-related cancers due to global economic and demographic transitions. As causes of cancer and key targets for primary prevention, lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol intake, obesity, diet, and physical inactivity, as well as reproductive and hormonal factors, are considered. Remarkably, it has been confirmed that nonsmoking, decreasing alcohol intake, weight control, physical activity, a healthy diet, could prevent half of all cancers in industrially developed and affluent countries.
The same factors during cancer treatment have also been shown to improve prognoses and periods of remission. This means we have a specific interest in using lifestyle as a tool to reduce the risk of cancer in a preventive sense before the clinal world needs to be involved. Secondly, we realize that these same tools can also be of great help additional to the clinical work in the direct battle with cancer.
One of the purposes with this symposium is to strengthen the bond between researchers and practitioners. There is much research with great scientific validity, but there is still a long way to go to implementation. The correct information often does not reach patients. This should change.
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