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Age, underlying medical conditions, race/ethnicity and economic status all play a role in determining the risk for severe illness.
If you are overweight or obese, losing as little as 7% of your body weight may reduce cancer risk.
Targeting a protein called cyclin D1 may be beneficial in cancer treatment in the setting of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
A study in obese mice suggests weight loss could slow cancer growth.
Goals for reducing obesity prevalence, excessive alcohol use and cigarette smoking aren’t being met to lower cancer risk
This benefit was independent of weight control among the animals.
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best measures you can take to keep your body and immune system running on all cylinders.
“Diet, activity, body weight and alcohol are the largest drivers of cancer risk and are under our control.”
Breast and cervical cancer in women and lung cancer in men are exceptions.
An analysis of nearly 200,000 women followed for a decade found that those who lost as few as five pounds had a lower risk.
Two studies suggest that bariatric surgery may prevent obesity-related cancers, including breast cancer.
Researchers found that having a heart attack was associated with a higher risk of developing cancer.
This finding from a recent study applies to those who do not have cirrhosis when they are treated for the virus.
AACR report highlights progress in preventing and treating cancer—including 27 new drug approvals last year—but disparities persist.
A new study on obesity-related cancers says we may have underestimated the risk.
Sitting for long periods is associated with an increased risk of multiple diseases, including certain cancers, and a higher chance of death.
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