Obesity can cause cancer

Why fat tissue cancer and what you can do about it favored

Is obesity becoming a national disease. According to the German cancer aid, about 67 percent of men and more than every second woman in Germany, are now considered overweight. A quarter is located in the area of obesity. Also bring the kids early on too many Kilos on the scale. Around 15 percent are overweight. This is not a cosmetic Problem. Experts warn that increased body weight is now one of the most important preventable causes of Cancer.

First and foremost, to have a high body weight is the result of a regularly excessive calorie intake often combined with an inactive life-style, which is characterized by a lack of exercise. The day of the healthy diet, the Chairman of the Board of the German cancer aid Gerd Nettekoven notes that Obesity is a morbid condition and the risk for colorectal cancer and many other tumor types increases. This risk was avoidable. Movement and, above all, the right diet can prevent cancer in many cases.

Why Obesity is so harmful to the body?

As the experts of the German cancer help explain, the fat tissue is the largest hormone producing Organ in the body. In the case of Overweight and obesity of the entire Hormone metabolism of the body, a change unfavorable to the health. In addition, the fat tissue produces increased messengers that trigger inflammation in the body and promote. “These are both factors that increase the risk of cancer,” writes the German cancer aid, in a recent press release.

What are the risks caused by being Overweight?

“At least 13 types of cancer will be facilitated by a high body fat percentage”, the cancer help. Including the widely used tumor disorders, such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, cancer in the endometrium, in the eggs of the gall-bladder, kidney and pancreas cancer, liver cancer, tumors in the stomach the entrance of sticks, in the thyroid, esophagus, brain tumors, and Multiple myeloma. Experts estimate that seven percent of the total cases of cancer occur almost by Overweight and about six percent as a result of lack of exercise.

Everyone can actively reduce the risk

Alone by the diet a lot of can be changed. The German cancer aid is recommended to pay attention to the following aspects when eating and Drinking:

  • Little highly processed food to buy
  • Meals, preferably from fresh ingredients, prepare,
  • high-calorie, high-fat and sugar-rich products limit,
  • regular whole-grain products, legumes, vegetables and fruit to eat,
  • sugary drinks can largely do without,
  • Alcohol reduce – it contains a lot of calories, and promotes cancer.

Movement reduces the risk of cancer

In addition to the diet, the regular exercise is an important factor, in order to keep cancer risk low. “If you are overweight, reduce your weight and to not take the case further,” warns the German cancer aid. Instead, you should incorporate regular exercise routines into everyday life – at least 30 minutes a day. So you could for example reduce the risk of colon cancer by 20 to 30 percent. Also long periods of time Sitting at a stretch should be avoided. Who due to work or long sitting, you should stand up periodically and move. For example, you can call in. (vb)