And what you can do now to delay--or prevent--problems later
By Nadia Arumugam, Prevention
"When we're young, we think we're invincible," says Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association. "But we're not." And increasingly, diseases we commonly associate with people in their 60s and 70s are hitting two, three, or even four decades earlier. Why? Better screening and early detection are part of the picture, but lifestyle factors such as poor diet and the fact that we're living more sedentary lives are to blame as well.
Here, 7 diseases you can do something about today--to make sure you feel better, longer.
PLUS: Cutting-edge research reveals the seven steps you can take to live longer!
Typical age of diagnosis: 50s and beyond
But it can hit as early as: Late teens and early twenties
What you can do now: Steer clear of tanning salons--even occasional trips to the tanning bed can triple your chances of developing melanoma, according to the