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 and 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 GenuineEssiac.com 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.
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