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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Obesity raises Cancer Risk - The American Cancer Society has revised its cancer prevention guidelines. Stepping on the scale can be a scary experience for some adults, but maintaining a healthy weight is now at the top of the american cancer society's cancer prevention list.
We know obesity is related to a number of cancers, breast cancer among post-menopausal women, colon cancer, esophogeal, kidney cancer. "The cancer society urges people to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and to be physically active at least five days a week," said Colleen Doyle, of the American Cancer Society. "Going for a 30-minute, 45-minute walk, going out running, biking, intentional physical activity is really important for cancer risk reduction."


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