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What Really Gives You Cancer?

This interactive body map on Stuff.co.nz brings together the evidence on proven cancer causes. Choose your gender and then select from a list of risk factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and alcohol to assess your cancer risk. The percentages portrayed are “relative risks” which are different to “absolute risks”. The difference is explained in more detail here. Users should note the absence of categories such as cellphone, computer screen, and artificial sweetener. The big issues are diet, obesity, smoking, and lack of physical activity.  

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