The incidence of cancer is primarily caused by lifestyle

German experts spoke on the topic of cancer risk factors. According to the Institute. Robert Koch (RKI), in 2013 in Germany, became ill with cancer 253 thousand. Men and 230 thousand. Women died from cancer about 223 thousand. Man. Currently living in the country about 4 million people, at least once had cancer in his biography. Since 1970 this number has grown almost in 2 times.

According to epidemiologists RKI, the main factor is the cancer does not increase the length of life, but especially lifestyle of specific people. According to the World Health Organization, approximately one-third of cancer is caused by factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet and low mobility of people.

Also essential are certain chronic infections (viruses, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B and C), which can also be largely attributed to the lifestyle. In the same category refers encumbrance carcinogens from the environment and the workplace.

The head of the German Federal Agency for education in health Heidrun Tice emphasizes that the particular danger is the combination of smoking and alcoholism. For smokers the risk increases significantly even when consumed moderate amounts of alcohol.