Exercise, Body Weight and Cancer
Articles about how exercise and body weight effect your cancer risk.
As you can imagine, healthy weight, physical activity and a good diet are inter-related and one can often lead to another. This trio is a sort of “triangle” of cancer prevention and is thought to be the second most important cancer prevention strategy — after not smoking.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing 13 different cancers. These include cancers of the breast (postmenopausal women), colon, rectum, endometrium, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gall bladder, ovary, thyroid, liver, kidney, and multiple myeloma. Learn more about this modifiable risk factor.