We have developed many ways to indirectly say that we are overweight without calling ourselves “fat” or “obese”.
But if your BMI exceeds 30, it can be a large-scale problem … in connection with which you can start to be called primarily “cancer-affected”.
The latest study shows that overweight involves not one but TUZIN tumors.
In a study published in The BMJ, a team of British scientists wanted to check how many factors, such as body mass index, weight gain and waist circumference, are associated with cancer.
They reviewed a LOT of information – and a precise 204 meta-analyzes based on 49 publications.
When they looked at the fat content in the body in particular, they found that the risk in men increased by as much as 56% (in the case of biliary tract cancer). The risk for larger men increased by at least 9% (for rectal cancer) for every BMI increase by five units (measured in metric system).
The risk for women also increased with weight gain, which is 11% higher than men’s postmenopausal breast cancer (about 5.7 kg), who gained weight as adults.
Dear Lord, as the circumference of your waist grows, the risk of your cancer getting worse, in particular – uterine body cancer, increases by 21% for each increase in the waist-to-hip ratio by 0.1.
The team conducting the study even thinks that these are very conservative estimates. In fact, it’s probably worse.
The following are tumors in relation to which a “strong” association with obesity has been found in the study.
- Multiple myeloma
- Breast cancer (after menopause)
- Gastric carcinoma
- Colorectal cancer
- Biliary tract cancer (liver, gallbladder)
- Thyroid cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Esophageal cancer
According to the researchers, there are probably even more of them.
It is also not surprising that in most cases they are tumors of the digestive system.
This message is not particularly nice if you are fighting a constant battle for your weight. But luckily, your weight is something you can change.
A GOOD side of this issue is that having the proper amount of fat in the body in most cases means less risk of these cancers.
In fact, keeping your weight under control can SAVE LIFE.
I have said it before and I will say it again, a healthy diet, such as the paleo diet – limiting the consumption of processed foods and sugar, and the selection of meat from grazing animals on the grass and fresh vegetables and fruits – will largely contribute to reducing the weight to the right level.
Enter at least 20 minutes of exercise per day, and over time, WILL get obese.
And you will no longer have to use these language tricks.