22 Ways to Cut Your Risk of Cancer

Find out the simple ways you can reduce your risk for certain cancers.

22 Ways to Cut Your Risk of Cancer

Taking control of your health doesn't have to mean completely overhauling your daily routine. William Li, MD, has compiled a list of the 22 easiest ways to cut your risk for certain cancers (in some cases by more than 60%!). All of these small changes are simple to implement and can result in a healthier and happier you. You can read more at www.diyhealth.org and www.eattobeat.org.

Eat more fruit.

Satisfy your sweet cravings with apples, pears, peaches or nectarines. Eating fruits like these every day may help reduce your risk for esophageal cancer.

Nuts May Be Your Best Snack to Help Maintain Weight Loss — Here's Why

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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