Most individuals are well aware that being overweight come with many health risks. Carrying those extra pounds has been linked to various health problems such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes and kidney problems.
However, aside from these health issues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 40 percent of all cancers are tied to being overweight or obese.
People who are obese or overweight are now at a higher risk of having cancer.
Though the overall cancer rates went down since the 1990s, the number of overweight-and obesity-related cancers have dramatically increased, adding cancer to the string of diseases you can get from being overweight or obese.
CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said in a statement:
“A majority of American adults weigh more than recommended – and being overweight or obese puts people at higher risk for a number of cancers – so these findings are a cause for concern. By getting to and keeping a healthy weight, we all can play a role in cancer prevention.”
Gender-wise, more cancers were associated with obesity in women than in men. Particularly, of all the cancer cases in the U.S., approximately 55 percent of female cases and 24 percent of male cases were linked to obesity or increased weight above normal.
Also, the cases were mostly seen in older adults, mostly between the ages of 50 and 74 years old.
In 2014, an estimated 630,000 Americans were diagnosed with cancer linked to excess body weight. Based on the review of more than 1,000 studies, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined a total of 13 cancers linked to being overweight or obese.
These include cancers of the esophagus, endometrium, stomach, colon, and rectum, kidney, liver, pancreas, ovaries, and thyroid. Additional cancers are postmenopausal breast cancers, multiple myeloma, and meningioma.
Lisa C. Richardson, director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, added:
“As an oncologist, when people ask me if there’s a cure for cancer, I say, ‘Yes, good health is the best prescription for preventing chronic diseases, including cancer.”
“What that means to healthcare providers like me is helping people to have the information they need to make healthy choices where they live, work, learn, and play.”
It is unclear whether someone can prevent having cancer, especially if there is a genetic factor.
However, living a healthy lifestyle such as eating healthy food options, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight may help reduce the risk of developing the potentially deadly disease.
New Study Says Skipping Breakfast May Lead To The Hardening Of The Arteries
Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day.
Do you skip breakfast? A new study says that not eating your breakfast is tied to an increased risk of atherosclerosis, which involves the hardening of the arteries - along with other health problems.
This new study supports previous reports linking dietary patterns and the development of cardiovascular disease.
Atherosclerosis happens when fatty deposits and cholesterol build up inside the arteries, reducing the elasticity of the arterial wall.
Pissed Woman Takes Selfies With Catcallers, Posts Them Online To Show Struggles Women Face
Noa Jansma grew tired of catcallers that keep harassing her in public. So she did something about it!
Appreciating the beauty of a woman can be very fluttering for them if done right. But if guys go overboard by harassing them privately or publicly, they might swear on the appearance they were blessed with and grow a trauma of being around rude boys. So how should boys express their awe?
It seems like the generation of gentlemen is over and ladies men come to take over. Some men have grown very expressive of their thoughts that sometimes they fail to recognize the rudeness that comes with their actions and words. As for some, they harass women intentionally and it is a mystery how they can feel more manly from doing such deeds.
Women, on the other hand, grow scared of the outside world. Instead of feeling confident of their beauty, they sometimes see it as a curse as some men use it to disrespect them rather than appreciate them. But an Amsterdam-based student took a brave stand against her catcallers by documenting each one of them to let the world know how disturbing they can actually become....
Gory Cut-Out Squiggle Brows Are Instagram’s New Viral Beauty Trend In Time For Halloween
Girls are trying the new eyebrow trend taking rounds on Instagram, but it is gruesome like it was hacked off the face!
Over the past few years of improving makeup techniques, the eyebrows have been one of the facial features that need detailed work. Today, girls can probably survive going outside without putting on a foundation, but not without their eyebrows done using branded brow pencils, gels or powder.
For the love of beautiful eyebrows, people have been coming up different brow trends where there were unique creations that started a craze among girls. There were feather brow fads, penis brows and the latest to take the internet by storm were the braided brows.
Isobelle takes the wavy brow challenge.
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