American Cancer Society, Obesity discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition


Nutritional weight and wellness I want to share an interesting fact from the American cancer society excess body weight is linked to it eight percent of all the cancers the American cancer society reported that the link between obesity and cancer risk is clear actually excess body fat increases your risk for several types of cancers including colorectal cancer breast uterine kidney pancreatic and oesophageal cancers good morning listeners I am Melanie Beasley a registered and licensed dietitian because I had breast cancer several years ago I'm always on the lookout for the latest research about cancer prevention and the treatment joining me as our co hosts this morning is Caroline Hudson who's also a registered and licensed dietitian and has been working in the field of nutrition for a very long time she has a wide range of employment opportunities and at first clientele I think she's very wise checked out with a variety of health issues and fairly recently about three weeks ago Caroline had hip replacement surgery because she wants to keep up with her mother who likes the Lake Superior trails and I forgot to mention that her mother is ninety two years old and loves to hike I think that's fantastic I kind of want to be her yeah she loves the kayak to crazy good Caroline you had hip surgery just three weeks ago yes yep and you're already back to work you're looking good looking spry how did you recover so quickly yeah you know I alright I went back to work almost all of the earlier this week so just a little over two weeks in recovery so and I I feel like I'm doing great I can even walk without my cane if I'm not out on those icy icy patches of roadway or whatever but Minnesota is a challenge yeah yeah but we have a great morning today don't waste too hopefully all of our listeners here Minnesota will be able to enjoy this weekend so good morning everyone good morning Melanie good morning to all of our listeners and I'm really happy to be here this morning you know I I think I recovered really well because I was even more diligent with the way I eat on more than normal you know I'm usually pretty pretty good but I didn't you know yeah right right I don't have many processed foods a denomination a gar I really limited by carbs because the carbs gluten things like baton a pasta and all of that they really cause inflammation in my body in many people's body I ate a lot of protein and a lot of vegetables and of course really high quality protein and I upped my supplements I started taking more omega threes filmmaker threes help decrease that inflammation I took more magnesium and I added the injury and surgical support formula to my regimen and formula contains really crucial micronutrients nutrients like vitamin C. the B. vitamins zinc vitamin D. glucosamine and MSM and it supports the cellular health joint health cartilage tendons and ligaments all of those things that are important my hip surgery I mean they're they're like cut Mandy you wouldn't cut it up you need all of those things the other thing is I made sure I got adequate sleep I even took a little time off work before the surgery and had a little bit of the vacations so I'd just really concentrated on me and I we were talking about you know all the medications that they give you in the hospital and I thought it was fascinating that you were saying they came in with I. anti nausea you're like nope I'm glad they came in with stool softeners nope I'm good they came in with Phil and that is what is so expressive they didn't think I could too much because they're already broken open the blister packs or whatever they're in and they said well now we have to throw me away and I said well that's OK just thrown away I don't I don't need that I don't know I love that so both let's go back to topic both cancer and obesity are serious health risks let's look at some data about the increased rate of obesity the national adult obesity rate in two thousand sixteen was almost forty percent this is even sadder that child obesity rate was just under twenty percent nationwide so obesity has increased by seventy percent over the past thirty years for adults and children eighty five percent easy how what does that mean in reality it means four out of ten adults over the age of twenty are considered obese Caroline that's just okay then the thought of that as best we can are we headed out where we had it and you know we see it every day but you know it's really scary to the American cancer society estimates that forty eight hundred new cancer cases are diagnosed each day each day that's nearly five thousand cases daily so the lifetime probability of being diagnosed with cancer is slightly more than one out of three people wow well that's really scary so researchers found that about five percent of cancers in men and about eleven percent of cancers in women can be attributed to excess body weight however the connection between weight and cancer can be quite complicated so some studies suggest that the risk for some cancers appear to appear to be more for people who are overweight as a child or as a young adult so I think this is really alarming because as you just said over the past thirty years the obesity rate for children has increased by eighty five percent so where are we headed when will we now any and you know I love I love where we're going in our society when it comes to decreasing fat shaming and decreasing the all of the the love your body as it as it is and I love that however we have to look a little deeper in are you look putting your health at risk because that's really what's important here loving yourself is fantastic and dumb what we want to look at what is the risk factors attributed to obesity and when I think back to my elementary school days it really was very rare to have more than really one overweight child in class but today teachers tell us that many children in each classroom are overweight or obese and you have to ask does this mean as these children are aging that they're at a higher cancer risk I could go very high so that that's the scary place yeah it really is so listeners you might be wondering so how does obesity actually cause cancer so let me see if I can explain this a little bit so we all understand the risk are you are taking if you're carrying extra body fat you know many people who are overweight frequently stop looking in the mirror you know that's not very comfortable right or they refused to be weighed or they you know they they won't weigh themselves and that won't weigh themselves at the doctor I don't want that lecture yeah no of course not or maybe these people stop shopping for clothes until they lose some weight I meant like I hear that I'm not going to shop because you know I need to lose some weight and if we followed the exactly but do they lose the weight unfortunately that just doesn't happen and as dietitians you know we've heard it all right now but I don't think most people realize that extra body fat is really increasing their risk for cancer perhaps to really seriously I understand about losing weight many people who are overweight or obese have to realize the results from these decades now of research isn't falling millions of people and this research clearly shows the link between being overweight or being obese and getting cancer so what I want you to realize is that being overweight or obese is much more serious than just how you look how you look in the mirror of course of course once again how could be in a way because cancer let's look at that bio chemistry for better understanding for listeners fat cells make extra hormones more growth factors and inflammation and when you have extra fat especially around the liver pancreas heart and kidneys the.

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