source iStock / Getty Images Plus Cancer is a result of DNA damage in the body, and it can be prompted by uncontrollable genetic factors. But there are some things we can do to reduce the risk of developing cancer. There is a lot of compelling evidence that drinking alcohol can cause cancer. The same goes for sugary drinks. Slurping piping-hot beverages is also a bad thing to do to your esophagus and could increase some people’s cancer risk a bit. Cancer claims about coffee are more suspect. It’s easy to feel like no matter what we do or where we go, cancer is all around us. In the US, nearly one in 20 people has had cancer or has it now, according to the American Cancer Society. Some cancers are unavoidable and determined by genetics. But the truth is there are some behaviors we can control that influence our cancer risk. Breathing dirty air (whether from cigarette smoke or air pollution), eating (or not eating) certain foods, and being around certain products and chemicals every day can each contribute to how, when, and if people get cancer. Even your choices about what you drink every day can have some… Read full this story
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