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The Longer You’re Overweight, the Greater Your Risk of Cancer


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  • For every decade a woman is obese, her odds of developing breast, endometrial, colon or kidney cancer rises by 10 percent. For each decade she’s overweight, her risk rises by 7 percent
  • Excess body weight is responsible for about 25 percent of the relative contribution to cancer incidence, second only to smoking, and is a contributing factor in 20 percent of all cancer deaths in the U.S.
  • Lifestyle strategies that can slash your risk of cancer include nutritional ketosis (a diet high in healthy fat, low in net carbs), peak fasting and exercise — all of which boost your mitochondrial health

By Dr. Mercola

According to recent research, the longer a woman is overweight, the more likely she is to develop breast, endometrial, colon or kidney cancer. Obesity is indeed a known risk factor for cancer, so this finding in and of itself is not surprising.

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