Healthcast : A Study on Deaths from Liver Cancer

LUBBOCK, TX - A new study found deaths from liver cancer have increased by 80% since the 1990's, making it one of the fastest-growing causes of cancer deaths worldwide, second to lung cancer. Primary liver cancer can be attributed to heavy drinking as well as long-term infections with the hepatitis B or C virus.

Overall smoking rates in the U.S. are down, but the American Cancer Society said certain populations are still smoking at high rates. Those include people with a high school education or less, people who live below the poverty line, people with serious mental illnesses, members of the military, Midwesterners, LGBT Americans and Native Americans.

Standing instead of sitting for six hours a day could help people lose weight over the long term. Mayo Clinic researchers found standing burned .15 calories per minute more than sitting, which could lead to a loss of five and a half pounds in one year and 22 pounds over four years.

Sources:  
1.    World Hepatitis Alliance
2.    American Cancer Society
3.    Mayo Clinic
 


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