Cancer rate “could be cut by 2.8 million with healthier diets”

Tea’s ability to combat free radicals and cleanse cancer agents from the human body is documented.  Tea, in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, can reduce the risk of cancer.  Here’s an excerpt from a report from the World Cancer Research Fund about the link between cancer and lifestyle.

08 September 2011

The World Cancer Research Fund has published a new report which estimates that there are about 2.8 million cancer cases a year globally that are linked to diet, physical activity and weight. It’s a figure that the charity expects to rise dramatically over the next 10 years.

“We tend to think of cancer and other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes as largely being a problem for the developed world,” said Dr Kate Allen, director of science and communications for WCRF. “But even poor countries are seeing increasing obesity rates as people eat more processed food and become less active. It truly is a global health problem of great magnitude, and one that threatens workforce productivity and the world’s economy.”

The report has been published 10 days before a United Nations Summit on lifestyle diseases – known as Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) – which include cancer, heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease. Campaigners hope issues such as junk food marketing to children and the high salt content of food will be addressed.


About The Leaf Lover
Aloha, my name is Byron Goo. I started our company in 1995 in my garage. Tea has taken me all over the world since then and I continue to be a student of the leaf and of life. The Leaf Lover is a way for me to share about my passion for tea and our small business. I wear many hats including CEO of the company but I think of myself simply as a tea maker.

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