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Weight And Cancer Risk
Excess body weight may not be a direct cause of poor health, but new research says obesity does seem to increase the incidence of certain types of cancer.
According to a report in the American Institute for Cancer Research newsletter, consuming excess calories and gaining weight makes it difficult for the body to change blood sugar into energy. When this happens, the body makes an overdose of insulin, which can lead to abnormal cell growth.
Researchers recommend consumers balance the amount of calories they consume with regular physical activity. Also, try to eat a variety of whole grain foods and at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Following these recommendations won't guarantee cancer prevention, but these steps are key to a healthy lifestyle.