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Can non-Hodgkin lymphoma be prevented?

With an unknown cause, and the disease affecting all ages, it is not known how to prevent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. With suspected but unconfirmed risk factors tied to weed killers and insecticides, it is probably a good idea to limit exposure to those kinds of products. This particularly applies to people over 60, whom non-Hodgkin lymphoma most often affects. Studies are also looking into obesity as a possible risk factor, and in light of that possible link leading a healthier lifestyle may help prevent the disease.

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