Obesity May Cause 11 Types of Cancer, Review Finds March 1, 2017, NBC News For those who are overweight or obese taking off some pounds can lower cancer risk, according to a new study reported on in this item from NBC News.
Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity With Risk of 26 Types of Cancer in 1.44 Million Adults June 2016, JAMA Internal Medicine In this study, it was found that leisure-time physical activity was associated with lower risks of many cancer types. Most of these associations were evident regardless of body size or smoking history. Click here to read more.
For Men’s Health Week: Reducing Your Cancer Risk June 12, 2013, American Institute for Cancer Research According to the Centers for Disease Control, cancer is the second leading cause of death among males, (with heart disease slightly higher). Research has found that the most common cancers that affect men (prostate, colorectal, lung, skin) as well as other cancers are linked to diet, weight and physical activity. Click here to read more about how the cancers that affect men and the lifestyle steps that can be taken to prevent them.
Lifestyle interventions to reduce cancer risk and improve outcomes Jun. 1, 2008, National Institutes of Health There are more than one half million cancer deaths in the United States each year, and one-third of these deaths are attributed to suboptimal diet and physical activity practices. Maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active throughout life, and consuming a healthy diet can substantially reduce the lifetime risk of developing cancer, as well as influence overall health and survival after a cancer diagnosis. Click here to read more.