Recently, a new study links lung cancer to many environmental as well genetic factors. It reveals that people who live in towns/cities or villages are at a much higher risk of developing lung cancer in comparison to those who live in the mountains.
Smoking, smog or working conditions one of the reasons why people in some areas are more susceptible to developing lung cancer.
The irony here is that oxygen, more presented in lowlands is the factor which causes carcinogenic materials release. In other words, it’s oxygen that poses a threat to the human body.
It is essential for our body, that’s a fact. Our body uses it to turn food into energy. But, on the other hand, oxidation is a metabolic process during which many free radicals, which are highly carcinogenic, are being released.
These highly reactive atoms can severely affect our organism, damage our DNA and over time, transform our cells, which is the onset of cancer. As lungs are breathing organs, they are the first affected by oxidation, thus most susceptible to developing cancer.
However, if you want to lower your risk of lung cancer, move to higher altitudes. The best thing is to move in the mountains because the air is thinner and your lungs work differently and spread more.
According to an American study, lung cancer risk decreases every 1,000 meters of altitude above the sea level.