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BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation (3rd edition)

Risks of Cancer (Life Habits)

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The table above shows relative risks of cancer due to respective life habits as released by the National Cancer Center Japan.

It is estimated that the relative risk of cancer for people who smoke or drink a lot is 1.6 times higher than that for people who do not. It is also estimated that factors, such as obesity, lack of exercise, and lack of vegetable intake, will make the relative risks of cancer higher by 1.22 times, 1.15 to 1.19 times and 1.06 times, respectively.

(Related to p.101 of Vol. 1, "Factors Associated with Carcinogenesis," and p.102 of Vol. 1, "Risks of Cancer (Radiation)")

  • Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
  • Updated on March 31, 2019
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