Excess Body Fat Causes 100,000+ Cases of Cancer

Excess body fat alone is responsible for more than 100,000 new cases of cancer each year in the US. New estimates suggest obesity costs Americans $147 billion annually! A major portion of the following cancers are caused by our collective flab: esophageal (35%), pancreatic (28%), gallbladder (21%), endometrial (49%), kidney (24%) breast (17%) and colorectal (9%). The release of this news coincides with the 2009 AICR Annual Research Conference.

PositiveTip: Eat right and get plenty of physical activity to maintain a healthy weight.