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Lifestyle factors biggest cause of cancer, not carcinogens

Lifestyle factors are the most significant cause of cancer, and fears surrounding carcinogens is deviating attention away from proven cancer-preventing measures, according to new research.

A new study, published in the medical journal The Lancet Oncology, has found that cancer risks from chemicals in food and other products remain minimal compared to lifestyle factors.

Information campaigns must continue to focus on proven cancer-preventing measures, such as quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake, curbing obesity and avoiding deliberate sun exposure, according to the study.

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