Smoking, pollution, and the harmful effects of sunlight - that's the usual culprits of cancer. However, according to a recent study, one in five fatal cancer associated with obesity.
Sadly, the facts indicate that thousands of cancer deaths are caused by excess weight, and the mortality rate continues to grow steadily.
But all is not hopeless. In your power to reduce the risk of cancer - and thus significantly reduce the waistline. It's enough to just change the diet and go back to a healthy lifestyle.
Obesity and women
The most striking example of the connection of obesity and cancer can serve as a post-menopausal women. Fat woman twice as much at risk of cancer than the more slender the same age as her. Obesity is also linked to cancer of the uterus, kidney, esophagus, gall bladder, breast, colon and rectum.
Many types of cancer that have previously been associated with obesity, is actually caused by an increase in waist circumference. It is this reason contributes to the development of liver cancer
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, Prostate, cervix, ovary and stomach.
According to scientists, about 90 000 deaths of cancer associated with obesity. This horrifying statistics should open the eyes of the public. Currently, experts are studying the mechanisms by which fat cells to develop cancer that may help in the development of new and effective drugs. Unfortunately, many questions still remain unanswered.
Nutritionists say that death from cancer caused by obesity can be prevented at any stage of the disease. The first and most difficult step - to recognize the severity of the disease and its status. The next step - to learn to deal with this situation and teach it to their loved ones. When you are ready to admit your problem, you are ready to deal with it.
The most important and the most effective weapon in the fight against excess weight and cancer - proper nutrition
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. Some foods have healing properties that help protect the body against cancer. Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of antioxidants, which effectively fight free radicals. Free radicals are formed by the decay of the weak links. They "attack" on the next stable molecules and capture their electrons. Under normal conditions the body is able to fight back their own free radicals, but if antioxidants deficit this mechanism may be damaged.
If you're hoping that vitamin supplements provide the body with all essential nutrients and antioxidants
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Do not rush to conclusions. Vitamin supplements do not contain substances called phytochemicals. Meanwhile, they are in the food and are a major source of antioxidants required by the body for health.
To obtain a sufficient amount of antioxidants is necessary:
- Every day, eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables.
- To enrich the diet of a variety of nutritious foods, as different foods provide the body with different phytochemicals. Remember one simple rule - should be on your plate variety of colors to resemble a rainbow.
- Choose fruits and vegetables of dark saturated colors - they contain more antioxidants.
Obesity - one of the greatest challenges of our time. Proper nutrition - that's the main weapon in the fight for our health. Now it's our turn to strike back. Win the war against obesity. Full mobilization!