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Are there healthy habits that can help fight infections like oral HPV?

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Make these healthy habits part of your daily life, and tell your doctor if you need help getting started:

  • Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Don’t smoke.

From: Oral HPV and Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Oropharyngeal Cancer – Fact Sheet.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “HPV and Head and Neck Cancer.”

Oral Cancer Foundation: “HPV/Oral Cancer Facts.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Human HPV and Throat/Oral Cancer, Frequently Asked Questions.”

Harvard Health: “How to boost your immune system.”

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 22, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Oropharyngeal Cancer – Fact Sheet.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “HPV and Head and Neck Cancer.”

Oral Cancer Foundation: “HPV/Oral Cancer Facts.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Human HPV and Throat/Oral Cancer, Frequently Asked Questions.”

Harvard Health: “How to boost your immune system.”

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 22, 2020

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