40% Of Cancers Diagnosed In U.S. Related To Obesity, CDC Says

As if we needed another reason to pay attention to our weight as well as what (and how much) we eat. Here is the CDC with some hard facts.

Tony

Our Better Health

Add cancer to the many good reasons to strive for a healthy weight

The rates of 12 obesity-related  cancers rose by 7 per cent from 2005 to 2014, an increase that is threatening to reverse progress in reducing the rate of cancer in the United States, U.S. health officials say.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 630,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with a cancer linked with being overweight or obese in 2014.

Obesity-related cancers accounted for about 40 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Although the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses has fallen since the 1990s,  rates of obesity-related cancers have been rising.

“Today’s report shows in some cancers we’re going in the wrong direction,” Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC said on a conference call with reporters.

According to the International Agency for…

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2 responses to “40% Of Cancers Diagnosed In U.S. Related To Obesity, CDC Says

  1. Although I’m not a big fan of statistics without sources and design of studies, common sense should demonstrate that overweight and obese negatively impacts the emotional and physical health of people. With so many negative traits experienced in our world today, a person would be wise to focus on behaviors designed to enhance rather than destroy the quality of life. Good Health is the basis for opening doors to opportunities which would otherwise be unavailable. Until people awaken to the fact their priorities (for the most part) do not include a regular regimen that support good health, they will continue to participate in self abuse and self destruction. It’s as if we have terrorists living within our minds that guide our destructive behaviors leading to eventual implosion.
    The big question is, “what does it take to get people to recognize this TRUTH and initiate a new paradigm to follow?”

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