Prevention of chronic conditions and cancer

McCarthy, Alexandra L., Skinner, Tina L., Fenech, Michael, & Keating, Shelley (2016) Prevention of chronic conditions and cancer. In Koczwara, Bogda (Ed.) Cancer and Chronic Conditions. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 203-239.

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Abstract

A scan of any cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or kidney health guideline underscores the importance of preventive strategies to offset the risk of developing chronic conditions. It also highlights the commonalities amongst preventive strategies for these conditions. In this chapter, we focus on the lifestyle practices that increase or reduce the risk of developing common chronic conditions. We examine how modifying individual-level determinants of health, such as exercise and dietary habits, environmental exposures, and alcohol and medication intake could help prevent them. Throughout this chapter we will discuss how these determinants of health can also work in synergy to influence risk. We will particularly focus on the complementary roles of diet and exercise in reducing body fatness and subsequently in reducing many of the risks associated with chronic disease. This chapter concludes with sections on pharmacoprevention and potential approaches to enhance the uptake of, and adherence to, health-promoting behaviours that can prevent the development of chronic conditions and cancer.

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ID Code: 98415
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Risk reduction, Lifestyle practices, Body fatness, Nutrition, Exercise, Pharmacoprevention, Environmental exposures
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1844-2_7
ISBN: 9789811018435
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2016 23:06
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 05:16

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