Large study finds (again) obesity links to many cancers

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A large new analysis of research confirms that obesity links to many forms of cancer, supporting AICR’s findings on the obesity-cancer link and highlighting clear evidence that obesity is a major cause of cancer.

The study was published today in the BMJ. It was funded in part by World Cancer Research Fund International, of which AICR is a member.

The study was a review of review studies. The authors looked at analyses that included how measures of excess body fat relate to both the risk of developing and dying from cancer. Read more… “Large study finds (again) obesity links to many cancers”

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    Eat More Fruits, Vegetables, Lower the Risk of Dying from Cancer, Other Diseases Study Finds

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    Five fruits and veggies a day are good, ten might be better. At least when it comes living longer, and not dying from cancer, heart disease and stroke, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

    If everyone were to eat 10 fruits and vegetables a day, that could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide, the authors calculate.

    This study was an analysis of the global research, including 95 studies and over 2 million people. Read more… “Eat More Fruits, Vegetables, Lower the Risk of Dying from Cancer, Other Diseases Study Finds”

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      For World Cancer Day, how physical activity can lower your cancer risk

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      Globally, cancer is a leading cause of death and the statistics are sobering.  Worldwide cases of cancer are predicted to reach 21.7 million by 2030.

      Today on World Cancer Day – and throughout Cancer Prevention Month – one big theme is about getting individuals to play a more active role in reducing their cancer risk. Being active is an important way to do that, and that’s the theme for World Cancer Day.

      You surely know that exercise is good for you, but what most Americans don’t know is that being active actually decreases your cancer risk.

      Our 8th Cancer Awareness Survey, released this week, showed that only 39 percent of Americans know that inactivity relates to cancer risk. And it does.

      Read more… “For World Cancer Day, how physical activity can lower your cancer risk”

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