Have You Heard the Recent News About Cancer Rates?
Recent studies reveal an increase in cancer rates. The increase is related to diabetes and excess weight. These indicators are related to metabolic diseases. Those with diabetes and obesity are two times more likely to develop cancer. Medical News Today reports the findings.
High Body Mass Index
Individuals who are obese hold a high body mass index (BMI). In the world, over 400 million adults are diabetic. Over two billion are obese. This is staggering when looking at statistics.
Individuals are at an amplified risk of developing cancer. The cancers range from liver, colorectal, and gallbladder. Other cancers include breast, pancreas, and endometrial (women).
The research studies include individuals from one-hundred-seventy-five countries. Researchers also looked at age and gender. Nearly forty percent of cancers related to obesity and diabetes. Twenty five percent of cancers seen included the liver. And endometrial cancer was evident in nearly thirty percent of cases.
Additional Public Education
Additional public education is needed to lower obesity rates. Type two diabetes is related to overweight. If statistics continue to rise at these rates, cancers are likely to rise.
How to Lower Your Risk
Do you desire to lower your risk of developing cancer? There are many origins of cancer. But, lowering your risk of obesity will bring a healthier life. If you have a high BMI, there are ways to lower it. First, choose options to lower your weight. Second, include dietary changes which will lower BMI.
Tips for Eliminating Obesity
- Exercise regularly (3-5x week)
- Use healthy eating plans
- Avoid eating high carb foods
- Eliminate sugar from the diet
- Limit fat consumption
- Monitor weight changes
- Be determined to live a healthier life
- Use a food journal
- Lower your BMI
- Have an accountability partner
Ways to Lower BMI
- Reduce the number of calories eaten
- Limit the amount of processed foods
- Eat fresh foods which are wholesome
- Add resistance training to your exercise routines
- Increase activity other ways through the day
Knock Out Obesity & Diabetes
Take the time to knock out obesity and diabetes in your life. The results will be a healthier life. This will also decrease chances of developing cancers.
Include health check ups with your physician. If you are healthy overall, at least make an annual appointment. If you have diabetes, see your doctor at regular intervals.
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