Monday, November 8, 2010

AICR Cites Weight as Major Cancer Risk

As if heart disease, diabetes and arthritis were not reason enough to watch your weight, an American Institute for Cancer Research research study concludes that more than 100,000 new cancers per year in the USA can be attributed to excess body fat and obesity.

“The most striking finding in the report is that excess body fat increases risk for numerous cancers. That is why body weight is the focus of our first recommendation,” expert panel member W. Phillip T. James, M.D., D.Sc. The five year five year study offers 10 specific cancer prevention recommendations, but losing weight tops the list. If you are so inclined, you can read the entire 517-page report here. It contains a wealth of information about using diet and lifestyle to combat this far too common killer.

But the bottom line is this. Get up off your ass. And do it today.

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