Ive been sick since my last post so no running for me. Ive done some sad little situps and stretching and such, but really moved very little. Oh how wonderful the couch is when you feel like crap. I am feeling better so I wanted to share some interesting information about another reason I want to lose weight.
We all know that obesity raises the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other things. But now scientists have proven the extra pounds raise a person’s chance to develop 12 different types of cancer. Previously it was noted that obesity may raise the risk of colon and breast cancers, but now it scientists also consider more rare types of cancer such as gallbladder, kindey, and uterus.
“One of the hypotheses is that the presence of excess fat cells could affect the levels of hormones in your body,” Renehan said. “At a cellular level, that may favor the development of tumors in humans.”
Because many studies have found that fatter people are more likely to get cancer, experts often recommend losing weight to reduce cancer risk.
“The simple message is that, if you manage to keep a healthy body weight, you will have a lower risk of developing cancer,” said Ed Yong, of Cancer Research United Kingdom.