Higher BMI Linked to Heart Disease

British researchers have found that for each 4 point increase in body mass index (BMI), the risk of ischemic heart disease increases by 52% when factoring in genetics. This evidence strengthens the causal link between increased BMI and heart disease. The authors suggested that the reason for this association is that higher BMI influences well-known…

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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…

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