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Re: Why Extra Weight Raises Your Risk of Cancer

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The National Cancer Institute's  Obesity and Cancer Fact Sheet: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/obesity/obesity-fact-sheet

 

 

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  • What is obesity?

  • How common is overweight or obesity?

  • What is known about the relationship between obesity and cancer?

  • How might obesity increase the risk of cancer?

  • How many cancer cases may be due to obesity?

  • Does avoiding weight gain or losing weight decrease the risk of cancer?

  • How does obesity affect cancer survivorship?

  • What research is being done on obesity and cancer?

 

 

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Re: Why Extra Weight Raises Your Risk of Cancer

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Yesterday I found out that another dear friend is dying of non-genetic breast cancer.

 

She is morbidly obese, and has been since her 40s. She is diabetic and has fibromyalgia. She drinks soda by the case, loves cake and eats a low fiber, high fat diet. She does not and never has liked exercise. She will pass before her 65th birthday. (Yes, I am all kinds of mad and sad over this.) 

 

Her fate is sealed. Is yours? 

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Why Extra Weight Raises Your Risk of Cancer

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Researchers in several new studies say there’s more evidence that obesity can raise a person’s risk of more than a dozen different types of cancer.

 

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When Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa began focusing on finding new treatments for liver cancer two decades ago, his fellow physicians weren’t ready to acknowledge the link between cancer and obesity.

 

But research on the links between obesity and cancer has come a long way since then.

 

“The evidence now shows that patients with morbid obesity and diabetes are potentially prone to get non-alcohol-related fatty liver disease that can lead to liver cancer,” Abou-Alfa told Healthline.

 

 

obesity-and-cancer.jpgCancer and obesity links 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this month that being overweight or obese in fact increases a person’s risk for at least 13 different types of cancer.

 

The cancers include those of the liver, brain, esophagus, thyroid, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, kidney, uterus, and colon.

 

Inflammation, inflammation, inflammation

 

Why is obesity causing more cancer?

 

Apovian and other experts tell Healthline that a lot of it has to do with the fact that extra fat in the body can easily boost levels of inflammation, which is also increasingly linked to cancer.

 

Being overweight may also increase levels of various hormones, she said, including sex hormones and insulin, and also generate insulin-like growth factor, which plays a role in growth and has been linked to cancer risk.

 

 

 

sugar can.jpgSugar's link to cancer 

 

While there is an ongoing debate in science over whether or not sugar feeds cancer and causes tumors to grow, scientists in Belgium revealed a breakthrough last week that suggests that sugar awakens cancer cells.

 

The researchers, who published the findings of their nine-year study in the journal Nature Communications, focused on the Warburg effect, which is the observation that tumors convert much higher amounts of sugar into lactate compared to healthy tissues.

 

 

In other words, sugar “awakens” existing cancer cells, the researchers say.

 

Read the entire article here: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-being-overweight-increases-risk-of-cancer#5

 

 

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