Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fiber Up

Fiber Up   You don’t want to skimp on fiber–yet even pre-surgery most people don’t meet the recommended intake of 25-30 grams a day. Not only does fiber help keep you regular, it can also help to guard against cancer, … Continue reading

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Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Bottom line:  What can you do to reduce your risk? It’s well-accepted that your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make. Some simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference: Don’t use tobacco and avoid … Continue reading

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Bariatric Surgery and Cancer

What effect does bariatric surgery have on cancer risk? It appears that people who have bariatric surgery have lower risks of obesity-related cancers than obese people who do not have bariatric surgery. For example, a 2015 study evaluating the effects … Continue reading

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How Does Weight Affect Cancer Risk?

How does excess weight affect cancer risk? A number of mechanisms could be involved, such as immune system function and inflammation, levels of certain hormones — such as insulin and estrogen, factors that regulate cell growth, and through proteins that … Continue reading

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The Link between and Cancer

Although there is a strong link between excess weight and cancer, it is complex and we still have more to learn. For example, it is not clear why excess weight is linked to an increase in breast cancer risk in … Continue reading

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