How Your Weight Affects Your Cancer Risk

Your Weight and Your Cancer Risk

Your weight has the ability to predict your future health. A study shows that excess body fat elevates insulin levels, promotes inflammation and alters sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone, all of which are factors that have been linked to a heightened likelihood of cancer.

After smoking, obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer. It’s associated with 13 types of malignancy; namely, colorectal; kidney; esophagus; breast; uterine; pancreas, liver; gall bladder; ovarian; thyroid; gastric cardia, the part of the stomach nearest to the esophagus; multiple myeloma, a blood cancer; and meningioma, a type of brain tumor.

You can read the full report on this study by Mary West here:

Your Waistline Can Predict Cancer Risk

 

 

Lyn-Genet Recitas is a nutritionist and the woman behind The Metabolism Plan, and in a recent post on MindBodyGreen she decided to clear up some myths about how you should effectively be boosting your metabolism.

You can read her full report here:

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