The Obesity and Cancer Connection.

Over the past few years there have been a number of studies pointing to a possible obesity and cancer connection.

While being obese doesn't cause cancer necessarily, it does appear that there is a correlation worth noting.

The conditions suspected as having correlation with obesity include:

  • Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
  • Gastric Cardia Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Meningioma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

For more information: The Obesity and Cancer Facts Sheet

In summary, those who are obese often have chronic low-level inflammation, which can, over time, cause DNA damage that leads to cancer.

Fat tissue produces excess amounts of estrogen, high levels of which have been associated with increased risks of breast, endometrial, ovarian, and some other cancers. Additionally, obese people often have increased blood levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). High levels may promote the development of colon, kidney, prostate, and endometrial cancers. Fat cells produce adipokines, hormones that may stimulate or inhibit cell growth potentially leading to problems.


What to Do About It

Nowadays, our society is designed for us to eat and drink more than we need. However, there are many tactics you can use to help work on reducing your weight -- without having to follow a crazy cockamie diet or an extreme exercise routine.

Gina Paulhus of recently wrote a book called CHANGE YOUR WEIGHS: 199 Reasons Why It's Just Not Working Out. This book will help you easily and comfortably reach your bodyweight goals in order to improve your health and wellness. Rather than provide food lists or workout sheets to follow, Gina teaches you how to create your own custom plan that works...every time for every body.

Looking to CHANGE YOUR WEIGHS? Click here.


  • Hi George, I am sorry to hear about your health struggles. I hope you and your wife are able to get healthy and maintain it very soon.

    Gina Paulhus
  • when a person just switches to plant based diet the weight just comes off naturally. About 2to 4 pounds a week or month depending on how much over weight that person is. And it is the healthiest ever diet. Just have to be sure most foods do not have additives that are toxic to your body. Can even help prevent most deseases or even cure them. Also one rids themselves of the toxins regularly because of regularity when on a plant based diet so that eliminates that problem too.

    glenn ellen thomas
  • My wife is very much over weight and I have liver cancer some one told me about the tea really helps on cancer I had a tumor cut off my liver and my left adrenal glad cut out and it came back

    George Floyd

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