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The United Nations Warns that Breast Cancer will Become the World’s Biggest Health Challenge

by Julie Howard

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the latest report on the 21st of this month, saying that every two seconds, one person in the world dies from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes, becoming One of the biggest global health challenges after Covid-19.

Regular breast check-ups can lead to early detection and early treatment. (Photo via unsplash.com)

Los Angeles, CA (Merxwire) – The global population is increasing, and the average life expectancy of people is rising. Cancer has become one of the leading causes of death in the world. The number of new cancer patients annually is estimated to reach 30 million by 2040. Breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer as the most frequently diagnosed cancer globally. According to WHO data, 1 in 8 newly diagnosed patients is breast cancer, showing that health problems are becoming more and more critical in the post-epidemic era.

Factors known to predispose to breast cancer include family history, ovarian or endometrial cancer, early menstruation, late menopause, no child or late marriage, no breastfeeding, poor diet, obesity, drinking, smoking, environmental hormones, etc. Among them, being overweight and lack of exercise have been proposed by WHO as one the risk factors for breast cancer.

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time may lower breast cancer risk. The research team analyzed data from more than 130,000 women, more than 76,000 of whom had previously had breast cancer. They found that exercising, or simply walking more, was associated with a 41 percent lower risk of invasive breast cancer. Compared with women who did not exercise, women who exercised vigorously at least three days a week before and after menopause had a 38% lower risk of breast cancer.

Maintaining an exercise habit may seem simple, but it is crucial to keep a healthy life. (Photo via unsplash.com)

Coincidentally, a similar study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2021 pointed out that if patients can maintain their exercise habits, breast cancer is less likely to recur or die. The study followed 1,340 breast cancer patients over a long time through a questionnaire survey, with an average follow-up period of up to 7 years. Women are 55% less likely to have their cancer come back than those with breast cancer who don’t exercise.

This shows that maintaining regular exercise habits is very important. Exercise The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) pointed out that about 40% of breast cancers can be prevented by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Everyone should develop “regular exercise, balanced diet, maintaining a healthy body, and not drinking alcohol” in life. “Wait for a good habit, don’t use “no time to exercise” as an excuse. Even if you use the fragmented time to exercise, it can bring benefits.

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