Cancer and antioxidants
13 Mar 2017 / Admin

Cancer and antioxidants

 

Cancer is considered to be one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cancer is more about cells, which are the building blocks of our body. Normally, our body forms new cells when we need them. At times, this mechanism goes erroneous. New cells keep growing even when there is no need of them, and old cells don't perish, when they should. These supplementary cells can form a mass called tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancerous while malignant ones are. Cells emerging from malignant tumors can destroy nearby tissues. They can also escape and spread to other parts of the body. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for their origin.

 

The most common sites of cancer among men are

  • Lung

  • Prostate

  • Colon

  • Rectum

  • Stomach

  • Liver

The most common sites of cancer among women are

  • Breast

  • Colon

  • Rectum

  • Lung

  • Cervix

  • Stomach

How can we prevent cancer?

The most easiest and convenient way to prevent your loved ones from the deadliest disease is to opt for the best quality food, enriched with antioxidants. Anti-oxidants are substances that protect the body from oxidation stress produced by the free radicals. Examples of antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamins C, E, and A.