The World Health Organization (WHO) calls to be restricted on sugar and alcohol because it fears a “wave” of cancer cases is on the horizon.
According to the agency, 24 million people will be diagnosed with some form of the disease every year by 2035, with half of that number is preventable.
Chris Wild, director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer of WHO, told the BBC increased life expectancy and population growth are key reasons behind an increase in cancer.
He added: “.. If you look at the cost of treatment of cancers, it is spiraling out of control, even for high-income countries prevention is absolutely critical and has been neglected a little”
Dr. Bernard Stewart of the University of South Wales in Australia, one of the authors of the World Cancer Report wHO 2014, he said it is important that people realize prevention is possible.
In his own country, said skin cancer is a major problem with many people sunbathing until “cook evenly on both sides.”
Dr. Stewart also said that while people recognize the dangers of alcohol has in terms of accidents causing etc, the “disease burden” rarely speaks.
“The extent to which modify the availability of alcohol, the labeling of alcohol, alcohol promotion and the price of alcohol – these things should be on the agenda,” he added
The. World Wide Fund for cancer Research said too many people see cancer as something that merely happens to people by accident and do not release that in many cases changes in diet can reduce your risk significantly.
A survey of 2,046 people in the UK found that 49 percent did not know that there was a relationship between cancer and diet, while a third thought that the disease was mainly a symptom of family history .
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