Diet, exercise, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption in cancer survivors and the general population: a comparative study of 16 282 individuals.

Auteur(s) :
Wang Z., McLoone P., Morrison DS.
Date :
Nov, 2014
Source(s) :
Br J Cancer.. #: p
Adresse :
West of Scotland Cancer Surveillance Unit, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, 1 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK.

Sommaire de l'article

Background:Cancer survivors may be particularly motivated to improve their health behaviours.Methods:We compared health behaviours and obesity in cancer survivors with the general population, using household survey and cancer registry data.Results:Cancer survivors were more likely than those with no history of cancer to eat fruit and vegetables (ORadj 1.41, 95% CI 1.19-1.66), less likely to engage in physical activity (ORadj 0.79, 95% CI 0.67-0.93) and more likely to have stopped smoking (ORadj 1.25, 95% CI 1.09-1.44).Conclusions:Most health-related behaviours were better in cancer survivors than the general population, but low physical activity levels may be amenable to health promotion interventions.

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