Living Heart-Healthy Cuts Cancer Risk

According to a recently published study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, people who met goals for six to seven ideal health metrics had half the risk of incident cancer of those meeting goals for zero ideal health metrics.

They found that the same factors that help prevent heart disease, also help prevent cancer. The seven ideal health metrics are:

  • Smoking
  • Blood sugar
  • Blood pressure
  • Physical activity
  • Total cholesterol
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Ideal diet

Eating a plant-based diet can improve several of these factors. Read the full article at MedPageToday.

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