I’m always telling you how even the smallest amount of weight loss can help save your life.
And now, taking control of your weight is more critical than ever.
In fact, researchers found that a slimmer waistline could be the only thing standing between you and this deadly cancer diagnosis down the road…
A deadly link to colon cancer
According to a new study published in JAMA Oncology, maintaining a healthy weight throughout your life can help keep colon cancer at bay.
For the study, researchers at the German Cancer Research Centre and Heidelberg University tracked more than 10,000 people for nearly 20 years.
They found those with a body mass index (BMI) over 25—which indicates being overweight or obese—were 2.5 times more likely to develop colon cancer than those who had a healthy BMI (between 18.5 and 24.9).
Not to mention, colon cancer cases increased by 25 percent among those who were overweight (a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9) for even just a few years. And obesity (a BMI of 30.0 or higher) contributed to a seven to 60 percent increased risk!
In other words, the longer your weight is out of control, the higher your colon cancer risk.
Plus, rates seemed to rise simultaneously with the amount of time spent out of shape—suggesting that healthy diet and exercise interventions might just be the secret to prevention, yet again.
Lifestyle prescriptions are powerful
More than two-thirds of all U.S. adults are overweight or obese.
And guess what?
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer among U.S. adults and it’s estimated to be the cause of death for nearly 53,000 Americans in 2022 alone.
Of course, excess weight is linked with more than a dozen different types of cancer.
So, how can you start shrinking your waistline and, in turn, protect your health?
Well, for the millionth time, my two biggest pieces of advice remain: Eat well and exercise regularly.
Focus on a healthy, balanced diet full of lean protein (grass-fed and -finished meat; wild-caught fish and seafood), organic produce, and nuts. Cut out sugar and all processed garbage, which have links to increased weight and poor health outcomes. (For extra guidance, I recommend my book, the A-List Diet.)
You should also get 150 minutes of moderate exercise weekly. As always, the key is consistency. Make movement part of your daily routine to reap its benefits.
Finally, for additional simple, science-backed strategies to fight cancer, I also encourage you to check out my Essential Cancer Protocol. To learn more about this innovative, online learning tool—or to enroll today—click here now.
“Get in shape, and stay there: Colon cancer risk rises the longer you’re overweight, study warns” Study Finds, 03/22/2022. (studyfinds.org/colon-cancer-weight/)