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More research on the obesity and cancer connection for women

New research demonstrates that maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to preventing cancer in women. Two new studies report that being overweight increases cancer risk, especially for females. The latest reports are part of growing evidence that indicates a normal body weight is directly tied to a longer lifespan.

A British study reports that obesity is on the right path to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in British women.

Another study released in October reports that obesity doubles the colorectal cancer odds in younger women.

While more males than females are somewhat obese, obesity has a much larger effect on women. A few of the common obesity-related cancers predominantly affect them, like breast and uterus cancers, in accordance with the British report.

Obesity to overtake smoking as the single largest cause of preventable cancer

The Cancer Research UK report, which states that obesity is on the right path to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in British women, place the spotlight on the hazards of obesity.

The research says that 9 percent of cancer in British women is caused by obesity, while ten percent of younger women’s cancer is caused by smoking. The group endeavors that if trends continue, obesity as a cause of cancer in women will overtake smoking in the united kingdom.

Obese females double their risk for colorectal cancer

Even though rates of colorectal cancer have declined general, research shows that colorectal cancer in younger Americans in on the rise.

Within a WebMD article about the study, women aged 20 to 49 who were obese or obese had up to twice the potential risk of esophageal cancer before age 50, compared with normal-weight women. Washington University at St. Louis professor Yin Coa, the co-author of this research, stated that they knew obesity was a possible reason behind increasing colorectal cancer levels among teenagers!

“Our findings really highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, beginning in early adulthood, for the prevention of early onset colorectal cancer. We were surprised by the strength of the link.”
~ study co-author Yin Cao

Weight gain is a symptom of other health problems

Most weight loss programs use techniques that target a symptom — excessive fat — but fail to address the underlying causes of fat gain.

Counting calories or assigning points to foods are cookie-cutting dieting techniques that could help you shed weight in the short term. But traditional weight-loss programs don’t work long-term because they don’t address the most important cause of the fat gain.

The conventional weight-loss programs don’t even address that fat gain is often a symptom or side effect of something going on inside your body! The underlying health factors contributing to your own weight gain can’t often be addressed with conventional dieting approaches, that is why our SmartFit program is so successful.  If you are overweight, it’s never too late to get on a healthier path. Contact SmartFit today for a free consultation!

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