Is Your Weight Putting You at Higher Risk of Getting Cancer?

By Meredith Whittemore

While the American Cancer Society’s latest report is celebrating a decline in cancer deaths overall, some cancers linked to obesity tell a different story.

The report says death rates from cancer have dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. Much of that drop is attributed to a reduction in smoking, and advances in early cancer detection and treatment. However, the death rate is not dropping for all cancers. In fact, deaths from liver cancer, pancreatic cancer and endometrial cancer are on the rise. According to the American Cancer Society, obesity acts as a risk factor in developing all three of these types of cancer.

But the road to weight loss doesn’t have to start with a long workout or a gym membership. Begin your wellness journey with these simple exercises that can help you sit less and exercise more.

Also related: Ten Easy Steps & Recipes for an Anti-cancer Diet

Memorial Hermann NewStart can also help individuals looking for a surgical weight loss solution. Learn if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery or connect with a NewStart Coordinator.

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