Staying Healthy in College

Unhealthy Behaviors In College Can Increase Cancer Risks


Some college students indulge in unhealthy behavior without thinking of the consequences. An article on the United Press International’s website has reported that some researchers believe this could increase a person’s risk of cancer later in life.

According to the survey and study conducted by Northwestern health researchers, some 95 percent of college students don’t include enough fruits or vegetables as part of their daily diet. And more than 60 percent don’t get enough exercise. Not to mention high rates of binge drinking, obesity and tobacco use.

“Changing unhealthy behaviors in college students now could be a way to reduce the risk of cancer as well as other diseases later in life,” explained Brian Hitsman, an assistant professor of preventive medicine and one of the lead researchers on the study.



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This entry was posted on May 7, 2014 by in College, Health, Healthy Lifestyle and tagged , .
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