If you live somewhere in the valley, bad news for you. No matter if you live in a city or town, because when compared with someone who lives in the mountains have a much higher risk of getting lung cancer.
In addition to smoking and smog, genetics and a lifetime spent in the mine, one of the reasons why people certain areas often suffer from lung cancer, oddly enough, is the air we breathe.
In fact, the thing is that amount altitude in which they live. In the lowlands of the air it is denser, richer in oxygen, but in excessive amounts is harmful to our body.
Simply, oxygen is a very rare element … When we eat our body uses to convert food into energy. However, oxidation is the metabolic process by which most carcinogenic free radicals are released.
These active atoms can do damage in the body, damaging DNA, and eventually can also damage stem cells – and thus cause cancer. Because the lungs are the first in the list of oxygen, which are most susceptible to cancer.
Although this sounds daunting still is a natural process. Of course, if you want to reduce the risk of cancer, consider moving to a higher altitude. It is the best way to live on a mountain because the air is scarce. Breathe the air of this type will cause the lungs not only spread more, but will also work differently, have less oxygen bad they have to fight.
US researchers conducted a large research and estimate that in every thousand meters above sea level, the number of people diagnosed with lung cancer decreases.