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Excess Weight Can Cause Cancer


Posted by Mary Ann P.

According to American Cancer Society women who gained 21-30 lbs after they turned 18 are 40% more likely to develop breast cancer than women who gained only five pounds. It also increases your risk of pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, and other cancers. As a matter of fact it‘s listed right up there with smoking as a cancer risk. So if you’re carrying some extra weight, this is definitely motivation to get rid of it.

 
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When I started eating better and exercising two years ago-when I was about 40 pounds heavier-the increased risk of cancer due to excess weight was a major motivation for me take the weight off. We should really get the word out about this, so thank you for posting it!
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