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Sitting all day in office can cause cancer. These 5 study findings will shock you

From sitting at your office desk all day to heavy drinking… various factors can cause cancer. Take a look at the latest research on the deadly disease.

fitness Updated: Jul 01, 2017 10:51 IST
HT correspondent
HT correspondent
Hindustan Times
Health,Cancer,Cancer prevention
It’s dangerous to go seven hours without much physical activity.(Shutterstock)

Cancer is one of those fatal diseases which scientists are still finding a cure for. While some types of cancers are treatable, some are not. Oftentimes, cancer is not even detected until the final stage. Arm yourself against the disease with the newest findings on the subject.

1) Heavy drinking may cause cancer

Keep away from the bottle. Researchers Naruhisa Yamaki and team from the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, found that drinking too much causes cells to age faster. This makes drinkers susceptible to cancer, among other health problems.

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Avoid alcohol if you want to prevent cancer. (Shutterstock)

2) A new type of rice can reduce cancer risk

In the recent past, there have been many attempts to produce genetically modified purple rice. Now, scientists from China have developed GM purple rice that can lower the risk of certain cancers, and also cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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3) Your body’s sound waves can aid in detecting cancer

Apart from conventional methods, researchers are trying to develop new technologies to detect cancer. One such method is Elastography, or seismology of the human body. New research suggests that seismic or sound waves from the body can help in cancer detection in organs deep in the body.

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4) With a new discovery, expect better treatment

Scientists have discovered a cancer protein that controls the spread of the disease from the skin to other organs. With this knowledge, blocking the protein could prove to be an effective treatment.

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Researchers are working towards ways to treat cancer better. (Shutterstock)

5) Does work require you sit behind a desk all day? Here’s why your job might kill you

Get off that office chair. New research says that office employees are as sedentary as retirees. It’s dangerous to go seven hours without much physical activity. It can increase risk of cancer, among other health problems like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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First Published: Jul 01, 2017 10:51 IST