ChiQue Pharma Blog
The ChiQue Pharma Blog gives its users and followers helpful information for making your life more healthy and enjoyable
Rhonda Dorren on Warning – The Longer You Stay Overweight The Greater Your Chance for Cancer
Did you know the risk of developing cancer and other health problems increases when a person’s waist circumference increases and particularly with waist measurements of greater than 40 inches (102cm) in men and 35 inches (88cm) in women? Even when a person’s body mass index (BMI) is in the normal range, a large waist circumference indicates greater health risk. Excess belly (abdominal) fat is known to exist with large waist circumferences and is related to an increased risk of colorectal cancer. It can also increase the risk of pancreatic, post-menopausal breast and uterine (endometrial) cancer. Carrying excess weight over a long period increases your risk of cancer since your body is in an ongoing state of compromise.
The exact process of how being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing cancer has not been proven and the process may be different for each specific type of cancer. The theory is that obesity, which causes changes in the level of hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, androgens or insulin, may account for the increased risk of developing breast, colon or uterine cancer. Scientific studies have shown that obesity is linked to the following cancers: breast cancer (particularly in overweight or obese post-menopausal women), colorectal cancer (particularly in overweight or obese men), esophageal cancer, kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma), uterine (endometrial) cancer, pancreatic cancer and less commonly gall bladder and thyroid cancer. For more information check out the Canadian Cancer Society http://info.cancer.ca
We help people who are overweight or obese stop gaining weight, partnering with them to achieve their weight loss goals and to manage their health issues.