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Internet usage linked to cancer prevention

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A new study has uncovered a link between Internet use and cancer prevention, reports NBC News.

British researchers found men and women over 50 who regularly use the Internet are more likely to take steps to help prevent cancer than those who don't use the Internet.

Consistent Internet users were twice as likely to be screened for colorectal cancer than non-users. They were also 50 percent more likely to exercise, 24 percent more likely to eat more fruits and veggies and 44 percent less likely to be current smokers.

There was no link between Internet use and breast cancer screening among women.

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