Between 30-50% of cancers are preventable by healthy lifestyle choices such as avoidance of tobacco and public health measures like immunization against cancer causing infections
Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world causing 22% of cancer deaths. In 2012 there were approximately 13.7 million Americans with a history of cancer alive.
Being overweight or obesity can increase the risk but exercising can help lower the risk of cancer.
Diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined.
More than 30 million people in the united states has diabetes even though its preventable.
Symptoms vary depending on how much your blood sugar is elevated
Can be prevented through exercise and eating healthy
Symptoms include trouble speaking and understanding,paralysis or numbness,trouble seeing and trouble with walking.
Strokes can cause permanent damage and people 55 or older are at higher risk.
Did you know that the longer a stroke goes untreated, the greater the potential for brain damage and disability?
Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke.
Strokes can and do occur at ANY age. Nearly one fourth of strokes occur in people under the age of 65.
Atherosclerosis can be caused by easily correctable issues.
Heart disease can lead to stroke and can also be a birth defect
Can be caused by stress,diet,lack of exercise or atherosclerosis
Narrow or blocked blood vessels can lead to you having heart disease.
Did you know that obesity is linked to over 60 chronic diseases and that it only affects 1 in 6 children in the united states?
Symptoms of obesity can be that your body mass is 30 or higher
Obesity is easily preventable by exercising,healthy diet and by monitoring weight. Genetics and medical issues can cause this.
Can be caused by inactivity,unhealthy diet,genetics and eating habits
Peak bone mass usually happens between the ages of 18 and 25. The more bone you have at the time of peak bone mass, the less likely you are to break a bone or get osteoporosis later in life.
For most woman, bone loss increases after menopause.
Even after children and teens stop growing, they continue to make more bone than they lose. This means their bones continue getting denser until they reach what experts call peak bone mass, the point when you have the greatest amount of bone you will ever have
Bones can collapse like your vertebra because it can't support you.