Earlier this year, I told you about the sharp rise in obesity-related cancer diagnoses among young Americans between the ages of 25 and 49.
In case you missed it, a recent study showed that the increase in cancer rates among this young demographic actually outpaced those among older adults—with six different cancers striking earlier than ever before.
But if you thought those statistics were scary, buckle your seatbelt. Because the news is only getting worse…
Obesity increases cancer risk over decades
Norwegian researchers from the University of Bergen recently set out to investigate how being overweight or obese influences cancer risk—especially in early adulthood.
Researchers used data from more than 200,000 subjects from Norway, Sweden, and Austria. Each subject had at least two different body mass index (BMI) measurements, collected at least three years apart, and pre-dating any cancer diagnosis.
The study followed subjects for nearly two decades, analyzing height and weight in comparison to cancer registry data. And its findings should be a wakeup call to anyone under 40 who struggles with the scale.
For starters, a good 35 percent of eventual cancer diagnoses were obesity-related. But results also showed that being overweight or obese before the age of 40 rockets your risk of…
- Endometrial cancer, by 70 percent
- Male renal (kidney) cell cancer, by 58 percent
- Male colon cancer, by 29 percent
- All obesity-related cancers (like colorectal and pancreatic), among both genders, by 15 percent
These aren’t small increases by any stretch of the imagination. Especially when you consider the fact that nearly three-quarters of American men, and some 60 percent of American women, fall into these same BMI categories. Not to mention, nearly a third of American children.
A deadly common thread
As you might expect, obese subjects with BMIs over 30 at both health examinations faced the highest risk of obesity-related cancer—with elevations reaching 64 percent among men, and 48 percent among women.
But findings clearly show that any younger adult with an above-normal BMI is at significant risk over the long haul. So when I tell you that you can’t afford to put off your weight loss efforts another day—no matter how young and otherwise “healthy” you are—I mean it.
The good news is that my A-List Diet makes is easier than ever before to drop the pounds… and keep them off… while still enjoying decadent meals every single day. (So if you haven’t ordered yourself a copy yet, what are you waiting for? Order one now.)
And before I leave you here today, there’s another lethal factor linking obesity to cancer that I need to warn you about. Because you can’t afford to ignore this one, either.
I’m talking about an impaired immune system. And it just so happens that the recent October issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives, is almost entirely devoted to precisely this problem.
Needless to say, the solutions included in that issue could prove critical to your health, especially as we round the bend into another flu season. So if you’re not already a subscriber, as always, consider signing up today.
Because it just might spare you a cancer diagnosis tomorrow.
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“Overweight before age 40 increases the cancer risk.” Science Daily, 10/11/2019. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191011112236.htm)