The American Cancer Society Presents the Following Information
Contrary to popular opinion, there are things everyone can do to help reduce their risk of cancer besides avoiding tobacco. Rich Wender, MD, explains the background and tells which healthy behaviors may help prevent cancer.
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ACS Guidelines for Nutrition and Physical Activity
About 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight or obese. Many Americans are also less physically active than they should be. Obesity increases the risk of many types of cancer. It also increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health outcomes, such as dying at an early age.
While it is not clear exactly how excess body fat, consuming too many calories, and lack of physical activity raise cancer risk , there is no question that they are linked to an increased risk of many types of cancer and that they are a serious and growing health problem.