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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

EXERCISE & CANCER

High levels of leisure-time physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 cancers

High levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of 13 types of cancer when compared to people with low levels of leisure-time physical activity according to a study done by researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

The 13 cancers associated with a lower risk were:

  • 10% lower risk of breast cancer
  • 13% lower risk of bladder cancer
  • 13% lower risk of rectal cancer
  • 15% lower risk of head and neck cancer
  • 16% lower risk of colon cancer
  • 17% lower risk of multiple myeloma
  • 20% lower risk of myeloid leukemia
  • 21% lower risk of endometrial cancer
  • 22% lower risk of gastric cardia
  • 23% lower risk of kidney cancer
  • 26% lower risk of lung cancer
  • 27% lower risk of liver cancer
  • 42% lower risk of esophageal cancer

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 16, 2018 8:09 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

OBESITY & CANCER

Obesity-related cancers increase 7% in women for every ten-year increase in adulthood overweight

Being overweight for a longer duration during adulthood significantly increased the incidence of all obesity-related cancers by 7% (for every ten-year increase in adulthood overweight duration), of postmenopausal breast cancer by 5%, and of endometrial cancer by 17%” according to a new study which followed 73,913 women for an average of 12.6 years.

Comment: I would not worry about a 7% increase.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 5:59 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

ENDOMETRIAL CANCER

Obese women have 131% greater lifetime risk of uterine cancer than healthy weight women

Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 131% greater lifetime risk of uterine cancer / endometrial cancer (2.3 times the risk) than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:05 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

GLYCEMIC LOAD

High glycemic index diet increases the risk of endometrial cancer 18 percent

The one-fourth of people eating a diet with the highest glycemic index or highest glycemic load were 26 percent more likely to develop colorectal cancer compared to the one-fourth eating a diet with the lowest glycemic load. This according to an analysis of 39 studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 1:23 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

ENDOMETRIAL CANCER

Obesity involved in 30% of endometrial cancers

Obesity is involved in 30 percent of cases of endometrial cancer notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 15, 2008 8:24 am | [0] comments

Thursday, November 08, 2007

ENDOMETRIAL CANCER

Endometrial cancer: 60 lbs increases risk 2.9-fold

A difference of about 60 pounds increases the risk of endometrial cancer 2.9-fold in women according to a study from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 08, 2007 7:17 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

CANCER

Excess weight accounts for 3-6% of all cancers in Europe

Among countries in the European Union, 3.4 percent of all cancers in men and 6.4 percent of all cancer in women are attributable to overweight and obesity according to a paper published in the British Medical Journal. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 28, 2006 8:16 am | [0] comments

Monday, December 13, 2004

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 13: Endometrial cancer

Obesity triples the risk of endometrial cancer according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. 18). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 13, 2004 5:01 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 09, 2004

Cancer: Elevated insulin levels associated with cancers of colon, breast, pancreas, and endometrium

Type II diabetes and chronically elevated levels of insulin are associated with an increased risk of cancers of the colon, breast, pancreas, kidney, and endometrium. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 09, 2004 4:40 am | [0] comments

Endometrial cancer: Excess weight may account for 57% of U.S. cases in women

Being overweight or obese may account for 23 percent of female cases of endometrial cancer in the U.S.. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 09, 2004 4:32 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Endometrial cancer: Obesity increases risk 250%

Being overweight increases the risk of endometrial cancer by 100 percent, while being obese increases the risk 250 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 03, 2004 12:02 pm | [0] comments

Monday, July 26, 2004

Obesity increases the risk of endometrial cancer

Obesity increases the risk of endometrial cancer. The incidence of emdometrial cancer is most common in developed countries and varies 25-fold around the world. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 26, 2004 4:15 am | [0] comments
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