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Type two Diabetes
Weegy: Diabetes mellitus type 2 (formerly noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes) is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency.[2] [ This is in contrast to diabetes mellitus type 1, in which there is an absolute insulin deficiency due to destruction of islet cells in the pancreas. ] User: risk of diabetes Weegy: Risk factors for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes Researchers don't fully understand why some people develop prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and others don't. It's clear that certain factors increase the risk, however, including: Weight. [ The more fatty tissue you have, the more resistant your cells become to insulin. Inactivity. The less active you are, the greater your risk. Physical activity helps you control your weight, uses up glucose as energy and makes your cells more sensitive to insulin. Exercising less than three times a week may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. Family history. Your risk increases if a parent or sibling has type 2 diabetes. Race. Although it's unclear why, people of certain races — including blacks, Hispanics, American Indians and Asians — are at higher risk. Age. Your risk increases as you get older. This may be because you tend to exercise less, lose muscle mass and gain weight as you age. But type 2 diabetes is also increasing dramatically among children, adolescents and younger adults. Refer this link for more info- ] (More)
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risks of cancers
Weegy: These are the most common risk factors for cancer: Growing older Tobacco Sunlight Ionizing radiation Certain chemicals and other substances Some viruses and bacteria Certain hormones Family history of cancer [ Alcohol Poor diet, lack of physical activity, or being overweight Many of these risk factors can be avoided. Others, such as family history, cannot be avoided. People can help protect themselves by staying away from known risk factors whenever possible. ] (More)
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best preventing for lung cancer?
Weegy: There's no sure way to prevent lung cancer, but you can reduce your risk if you: Don't smoke. If you've never smoked, don't start. [ Talk to your children about not smoking so that they can understand how to avoid this major risk factor for lung cancer. Begin conversations about the dangers of smoking with your children early so that they know how to react to peer pressure. Stop smoking. Stop smoking now. Quitting reduces your risk of lung cancer, even if you've smoked for years. Talk to your doctor about strategies and stop-smoking aids that can help you quit. Options include nicotine replacement products, medications and support groups. .............. ] (More)
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what are the best practices that you can do for preventing cancer
Weegy: The best practices that you can do for preventing Cancer are as follows: 1. Avoid Smoking and Exposure to Smoke 2. Practice Sun Safety and Recognize When Skin Changes Occur 3. [ Eat Your Fruits and Veggies A well-balanced diet is advantageous for many reasons. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables greatly reduces your risk of developing cancer and many other conditions. 4. Limit Red Meat and Animal Fat Numerous studies show that a diet high in animal fat increases the risk for several types of cancer, particularly colon cancer. 5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol regularly increases your risk factor for many types of cancer. 6. Exercise for Cancer Prevention 7. Know Your Personal and Family Medical History Knowing your family history of cancer is important to properly assess your risk factor for certain types of cancer. 8. Know What You're Being Exposed to in Your Work Environment Chemicals in the workplace may increase your risk of developing many types of cancer, including kidney cancer and bladder cancer. 9. Practice Safe Sex You may wonder what sex has to do with cancer. Unsafe sex can result in the infection of the human papillomairus (HPV), a known cause for cervical cancer and a risk factor for many other types of cancer. 10. Get Screened for Cancer Regularly Cancer screening tests can be useful not only in detecting cancer, but also helping prevent it. ] (More)
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What are some risk factors that may be controlled to prevent serious illness ? Do any of these controllable risk factors apply to you? What can you do to eliminate these risk factors in your life?
Weegy: smoking - don't smoke eating - eat healthy stress - try not to stress sleep - try to sleep and relax for at least 8hr a day exercise 3 times a week. (More)
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