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Obesity to blame for half a million new cancer cases each year!

by , 05 May 2015

A new study has uncovered that obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year.

If you're overweight or obese and think your excess kilos aren't putting you at an increased cancer risk, think again.

Read on for the inside scoop on what the study found.

Interesting study shows a link between obesity and cancer
 

The study analysed data from 184 countries. 
 
It revealed that excess weight was responsible for with 345,000 of new cases of cancers in women in 2012, and 136,000 new cases in men in 2012.
 
Among the women, postmenopausal breast, endometrial and colon cancers accounted for nearly three-quarters (250,000 cases) of obesity-related cancers. Colon and kidney cancers accounted for more than two-thirds (nearly 90,000 cases) of obesity-related cancers in men.
And although this only accounts for 3.6% of all the cancer cases in the world, HALF A MILLION obesity-related cancer cases is certainly nothing to sneeze at.  Especially considering changing your fate could be as simple as losing weight
 
And that’s why researchers from the study have come out to say that managing your weight could effectively help you prevent cancer.
 
Here’s why…
 
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I admit I was downright shocked when I found out that cancer isn't actually what kills most cancer patients! And I've been a doctor for well over 20 years - so not much surprises me anymore.
 
Even more astounding - this monumental discovery goes back to the 1970s when former US Air Force Dr Joseph Gold uncovered the REAL killer, a condition that no one in the medical field was even talking about!
 
That's right - the real culprit behind 3 out of every 4 cancer deaths isn't cancer at all. No! It's a syndrome you've probably never even heard of - called cachexia (pronounced "ka-kek-see-ah").
 
 
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Manage your weight and you’ll manage your cancer risk

 
“Our findings add support for a global effort to address the rising trends in obesity. The global prevalence of obesity in adults has doubled since 1980. If this trend continues, it will certainly boost the future burden of cancer, particularly in South America and North Africa, where the largest increases in the rate of obesity have been seen over the last 30 years,” study leader Dr Melina Arnold of the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
 
“Global health resources specifically for cancer prevention are not so large, and the resources targeted at obesity must be balanced against those for other important causes of cancer, particularly infections and tobacco use, which are each associated with much larger proportions of cases,” adds Dr Benjamin Cairns from the University of Oxford in an accompanying editorial.
 
While the study showed an association between obesity and the rising number of cancer cases worldwide, it didn’t prove a cause-and-effect link. 
 
This said, a number of prior studies have revealed several possible mechanisms to explain the association of obesity with certain cancers.
 
These include the facts that: 
 
  • Fat tissue produces excess amounts of oestrogen. High levels of are associated with the risk of breast, endometrial and some other cancers.
  • Obese people often have increased levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in their blood. Studies show hyperinsulinemia or insulin resistance can promote the development of certain cancerous tumours.
  • Fat cells produce hormones, called adipokines. Studies show these stimulate or inhibit cell growth. For example, leptin, which you have more of if you’re obese, promotes cell proliferation. Adiponectin, on the other hand, has antiproliferative effects.(And guess what? When you’re obese you don’t have enough of this hormone in your body.)
  • Fat cells also have a direct and indirect effects on the tumour growth regulators: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and AMP-activated protein kinase.
  • Obese people normally suffer from chronic low inflammation. And, as we’ve shown you before, inflammation can increase your cancer risk.
 
One thing’s clear: Your excess weight is putting you at a higher risk. Keeping off unwanted kilos won’t only lower your cancer risk, but your risk of developing a number of other fatal diseases too, such as heart disease and diabetes.
 
Editor’s Note: Are you ready to find out the root of all cancers? In the April 2015 issue of the Natural Health Dossier, we let you in on this secret. To access this issue and others, join Natural Health Dossier today. It’s quick and easy!
 

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