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Obesity is a Major Factor in 40% of US Cancers

October 4, 2017

According to the CDC, the American obesity epidemic has a major role in causing thirteen different cancers.

While overall cancer rates are falling, cancers linked to obesity are still on the rise.

According to the same report, 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the US in 2014 were one of the 13 types associated with overweight or obesity. You probably know that in 2013-2014, about one third of all Americans are classified as overweight, and about one third of those are obese. This number continues to climb, rather than decrease. The report also recommends “obesity screening” in an effort to help people realize the risks of being overweight and obese.

Like most diseases, preventative care is the best way to address the obesity epidemic and the cancers that follow it. “The fact is prevention is by far more cost-effective, and from a public health perspective, a more effective strategy to prevent cancer from starting.” According to Dr Theodore Brasky of the Ohio State University (OSU) Comprehensive Cancer Center. Click here to read more.

Decreasing the amount of fat tissue you have on your body is not only good for your heart health by decreasing the risks of cardiovascular diseases like strokes and heart attacks. It also decreases your diabetes risk, liver disease and gallstone risk, sleep apnea and kidney disease risks.

Effective weight loss is much more complicated than just calories in and calories out. Many more factors have a hand in losing weight and keeping it off for good. Click here to learn more.

At Medela Centers, we have designed a multi-faceted and comprehensive plan in the form of our Physician Supervised Metabolic Optimization Program to help you achieve a greater state of health and wellness. Click here to learn more.


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