Skyrocketing Malaysian Cancer Rates

Malaysian cancer numbers have been seeing a year on year increase according to Malaysian National Cancer registry.

Cancer is currently the third most common cause of death in Malaysia, following circulatory system disease and respiratory diseases, accounting for close to 14% of deaths in Malaysian ministry of health hospitals.

People diagnosed with cancer

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Nearly 40,000 people are recorded to be diagnosed with cancer every year, and it’s estimated that another 10,000 cases of cancer go completely unrecorded. One in four Malaysians will likely be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 75.

Billions of dollars have been poured into cancer research and the scientific community have unanimously declared that the only way to decrease the risk of cancer is through making healthy lifestyle choices and being consistent in their implementation.

AIA Vitality rewards those who live healthy lifestyles and protect themselves against the dangers of cancer with tips like these

Eat More Plant-Based Food

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There isn’t a miracle cure-all food that one can eat to prevent or fight cancer on its own. However, a veggie and fruit based diet can help lower your risk for many types of cancer.

These foods are rich in nutrients that can boost your immune system and help protect against cancer cells. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of antioxidants like vitamin C and E that ensure the cells in your body function properly.

Plant based diets are also high in fiber, which can help you cleanse your digestive tract, moving cancer-causing compounds before they can create harm. This mainly prevents digestive cancers such as colo-rectal, larynx and stomach cancer.

I’m Ms. Filter, your liver

I’m Ms. Filter, your liver

Less Sugary Drinks, More Green Tea

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Sugar filled beverages have been ingrained into the Malaysian culture as much as not using a signal light and fake accents. But sugar has been known to contribute to the development of cancer cells.

Instead, stay home and brew a cup of green tea, because the chemical makeup of green tea blocks the formation of new blood vessels that cancer cells need to feed themselves with.

Green tea also boosts the immune system, triggering enzymes in our body that helps to protect against cancer cell formation.

Amp up the cardio

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Regular physical activity can help the digestive system, leading to regular bowel movements. This can cause cancerous substances in undigested food to pass through the bowels quickly.

Exercise can also decrease inflammation of the bowels. While inflammation of the bowels is a normal occurrence, cancer cells are created when mutations occur during the multiplication process, and inflammation can cause the cell multiplication process to happen too quickly,  leaving for more room for mutation.

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and scientists have linked it to  the overabundance of oestrogen. Exercise decreases the amount of oestrogen in a woman’s body, and studies have found that women who exercise have a 30 to 40 percent lower risk of breast cancer.

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Don’t stuff yourself

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20% of all cancers are found to be caused by obesity according to the world cancer research fund. In fact, body fatness has one of the strongest links to cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, kidney and pancreas.

Whether directly or indirectly, being overweight unquestionably contributes to the risk of cancer by weakening a persons immune system and making him or her unable to fend off the growing cancerous cells.

While prevention is always better than a cure, we should also stay safe by protecting ourselves against the risks of cancer.

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