The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has started to understand the meaning of life
- Death rates from cancer declined by 19%. Death rates from heart disease declined by 22% until 2011 but increased by 4% from then to 2017.
- Cancer was still the major killer and had a higher death rate compared to heart disease. In fact, the cancer mortality rate in 2017 was nearly 40% higher than that for heart disease.
- There is now strong evidence excessive weight is the cause of at least 12 cancers, five more than when the last WCRF recommendations were published in 2007.
- Obesity is likely to overtake smoking as the “number one risk factor for cancer” within decades.