Can Excess Weight Increase Your Risk of Colon Cancer?
Posted Mar 11 2013 11:16am
Posted by Barbara Armstrong Green
I don’t know about you, but the more I read about the benefits of losing those pounds, the more I am amazed by the damage love handles can do to your life and mine.
I’ve just finished reading an eye-opening article by healthy lifestyle guru, Joel Fuhrman M.D., about the dangerous connection between excess weight and cancer, including colon cancer and a long list of other cancers.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, excess body fat alone causes over 100,000 cancers in the United States each year.
Take colon cancer, for example. It’s estimated that obesity is responsible for about 35 percent of colon cancer cases. But we can reverse that statistic if we get moving, lose those love handles, and eat lots of health promoting fruits and vegetables.
And don't forget to get a colon cancer screening. It could save your life.