New state rankings for adult obesity leveling but still high, placing many at increased cancer risk

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A new report out today shows US adult obesity rates leveling off, yet still at least one of every four adults has obesity in almost every state. That’s a big deal for cancer risk because AICR research links obesity to eleven cancers. Aside from not smoking, getting to and staying a healthy weight is the single biggest change people can do to lower their cancer risk.

The new findings are from the 14th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America and the positive news is that obesity rates appear to be stabilizing overall. That’s a marked change from the steady growth throughout the 2000s. Last year was the first time the annual report found declines in adult obesity rates and, overtime, growth has started to slow. Read more… “New state rankings for adult obesity leveling but still high, placing many at increased cancer risk”

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    High Doses of B Supplements Increase Lung Cancer Risk in Men

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    A new study out this week suggests that men who take high amounts of vitamin B6 or B12 supplements for a long period of time may increase their lung cancer risk about two-fold compared to men who don’t take these supplements. Risk increases even more among men who smoke.

    The study was published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. It adds to a body of research on supplements and cancer risk.

    AICR analysis of the global evidence has led to recommending that you not rely on supplements for cancer protection.

    Read more… “High Doses of B Supplements Increase Lung Cancer Risk in Men”

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      Study: Eating sugary, fatty diets increases cancer risk among normal weight women

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      Research clearly shows that obesity increases the risk of many cancers, including colorectal, postmenopausal breast and ovarian. Now a study published today finds that eating a diet likely packed with added sugar and fat — one relatively high in energy density — increases cancer risk among women only at a healthy weight.

      The study was published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Previous research suggests that poor diets link with overweight and obesity so this study’s results were unexpected to the authors, yet it is one study that needs further research.

      “This study’s findings add to the research on how dietary patterns affect cancer risk independent of weight,” said Alice Bender, MS, RDN, AICR Director of Nutrition Programs.

      Read more… “Study: Eating sugary, fatty diets increases cancer risk among normal weight women”

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