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International Health Insurance News: Healthy diet 'prevents many illnesses'

Expatriate international health insurance policyholders may wish to maintain a healthy, balanced and varied diet, as an expert has said this can prevent many illnesses from occurring.

Frances Reid, director of public affairs and communications at Target Ovarian Cancer, targetovariancancer.org.uk, argued "all kinds of diseases" are avoided if individuals consume the right foods.

She noted it is important that members of the public are aware of what is normal for their bodies, as this can enable them to "spot early signs and symptoms" of any medical conditions.

Research published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine and undertaken by a team based at the University of Chicago revealed fat cells that extend over the stomach, covering the bowels, can promote the growth and spread of ovarian cancer.

This disease tends to develop in the abdominal cavity, the investigation noted.

Ms Reid added that people can avoid this and other conditions by maintaining a healthy weight, abstaining from tobacco and drinking sensibly.

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