Why keeping off the kilos reduces cancer risk?

 

Why keeping off the kilos reduces cancer risk?Proper information regarding breast cancer will help provide a better understanding of the disease.  Guidance and education from reliable sources is a good way to lessen the risk of acquiring this terrible disease.  We have known that obesity can increase the risk of breast cancer as fat cells are a source of estrogen production.

“If spring‘s around the corner, the magazine covers featuring weight loss plans won’t be far behind. But here’s another good reason to aim for a healthier weight that’s got nothing to do with looking good on the beach. After not smoking, it’s the next most important step we can take to reduce our cancer risk, says Kathy Chapman, Director of the Health Strategies Division of the Cancer Council NSW.

“Many people don’t realise that overweight and obesity are risk factors for some common cancers like breast and colon cancer, as well as for less common cancers such as endometrial and oesophageal cancer. With growing rates of obesity the Cancer Council is concerned that these rarer cancers will become more common,” she says.”

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Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris was born in Europe but has lived in the US for many years. He attended college both in Europe and the US and completed medical school at the University of Texas. Residency and fellowship in oncology was completed at Baylor. Read More...
Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton