Nearly half of US cancer deaths are blamed on unhealthy lifestyles. ABC News reported today that a new study of cancer in the US found that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by unhealthy behaviors.
The study looked at deaths in 2014 that could be attributed to what the researchers call modifiable risk factors. Modifiable risk factors like smoking, drinking alcohol, sun exposure, and being over weight are risk factors that are not inherited.
The leading risk by far, is smoking which accounted for 29 % of the deaths.
Read more about it here.