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Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk

IANS  |  New York 

Several common chronic including hypertention, heart and diabetes, together account for more than a fifth of new cases and more than a third of deaths, finds a study.

Chronic were responsible for 71 per cent of deaths globally in 2015, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and respiratory disease, according to the Global Burden of Study 2015, published in the Lancet.

The study found that cardiovascular markers, diabetes, markers, pulmonary disease, and marker were individually associated with risk of developing or cancer death.

risk scores were also associated with substantial reduction in life span. The highest scores were associated with 13.3 years of life lost in men and 15.9 years of life lost in women.

They also found that physical activity was associated with a nearly 40 per cent reduction in the excess risks of cancer and cancer death associated with chronic and markers.

Besides, chronic diseases, lifestyle factors like smoking, insufficient physical activity, insufficient fruit and vegetable intake, alcohol consumption, also lead to cancer, said the researchers led by Xifeng Wu, at the University of in Houston, US.

According to the study, published in the journal BJM, are not targetted in the current strategies.

Studies have shown that certain may predispose to cancer, but these studies generally assessed or disease markers individually.

tend to be clustered together, so there is a need to understand more about their joint impact on cancer risk, the researchers mentioned.

For the study, the team included 405,878 men and women with no history of cancer.

They investigated the combined effect of eight or disease markers on cancer risk compared with lifestyle factors.



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First Published: Sun, February 04 2018. 17:34 IST