Exercise, Body Weight and Cancer
Articles about how exercise and body weight affect your cancer risk.
The "Prevention Triangle": Exercise, Weight Control & Healthy Diet
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.
Body Weight and Cancer Risk
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.