From:,  October 5, 2017  |  By Amanda MacMillan

Wherever you are, whoever you are, if you’re carrying extra weight lose it: 40% of cancers are linked to being overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The good news is, the exercise and nutrition choices available to help you lose the weight and keep it off are as varied and life-expanding as they are cancer risk reducing. Click here for exercise and nutrition ideas.

“The rate of new cancer cases has decreased in the United States since the 1990s. But increases in overweight- and obesity-related cancers—which now account for 40% of all U.S. cancers—are likely slowing that progress, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In 2014, about 630,000 Americans were diagnosed with a cancer associated with excess body weight. Based on a review of more than 1,000 studies, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has identified 13 such cancers: esophageal, colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, stomach, kidney, liver, ovarian, pancreatic, thyroid and postmenopausal breast cancers, as well as meningioma and multiple myeloma.”  For the complete article, click here.