10 Surprising Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk

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Lifestyle factors typically can play a large role in warding off health problems and many studies speak to the benefits of specific foods and exercises. But, what about lesser known ways to stay healthy? Here are 10 ways to reduce your cancer risk — some of which may surprise you.

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Cut back on the BBQ

Many studies have found a link between red meat consumption and risk of certain types of cancer. And, meat that is charred, burned, or grilled over high temperatures may be especially dangerous, as it can cause heterocyclic amines (HCAs) to form. HCAs may cause genetic damage and increase risk of stomach and colorectal cancers.

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