Weight loss linked to reduced cancer incidence and mortality

Weight loss linked to reduced cancer incidence and mortality

As the obesity rates go up, there follow the diabetes rates, the cancer rates the heart disease rates and the early death rates.  The latest research to confirm this looked at over 34 different studies and found that specific intentional weight loss had a direct effect in lowering cancer rates and mortality

Eat less, lose weight and lower your risk of cancer
Study published online on June 4, 2012 in Obesity Reviews.  Sarah Birks, of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues looked over 34 studies that recorded weight loss and the impact on cancer incidence and mortality.  They found that specific intentional weight loss had a direct effect in lowering cancer rates and mortality. 

The authors wrote “In conclusion, the current body of literature points to an association between weight loss and cancer incidence, particularly for obesity-related cancers and particularly in women"

Full abstract here: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-06-weight-loss-linked-cancer-incidence.html 

As reported by HealthDay on June 15, 2012. 

Posted: Monday 2 July 2012

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