Healthy Living Could Prevent Half of Deaths from Cancer

Written by Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer for Live Science Following a healthy lifestyle — which includes maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and refraining from smoking — may prevent cancer, a new study finds. Healthy lifestyle choices could potentially prevent 20 to 40 percent of cancer cases and about half of cancer deaths, the study found. The study, published today (May 19) in the journal JAMA Oncology, comes after a different study, published last year, found that the majority of cancers were caused by random mutations in DNA, and suggested that therefore these cases were unpreventable. [10 Do's and Don'ts to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer] The new findings, however, "provide

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