health, cancer, obesity

PROOF: Fat causes cancer
Word’s in that being obese (31BMI or higher) increases your cancer risk. 90,000 cancers deaths per year have obesity as a significant contributing factor. The report from the American Cancer Society, appearing in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine, reported that overweight and obese men and women had a higher risk of death from most types of cancers, including cancer of the esophagus, colon, liver, pancreas and kidneys. Overweight or obese men had an increased risk of death from cancer of the stomach and prostate, and heavy post-menopausal women had an increased risk of death from cancers of the breast, uterus, cervix and ovaries.
“The association between obesity and cancer seems to be the rule rather than exception,” said Eugenia E. Calle, lead author of the report.
More here at Chicago Sun Times Q&A
This is the moment I have to get serious about losing the 15 pounds I’ve gained back over the past 2 years. Eating cupcakes, fries, and cheese has just joined smoking as a ‘Are you nuts, why do that ?‘ endeavor.