Wellness/Prevention: Weight Loss Should Be Part of Cancer Prevention Strategies!
Current research shows that obesity is associated with a higher risk for ovarian and endometrial cancers, as well as postmenopausal breast cancer in women. Though the precise mechanism behind the elevated risk for such cancers is unknown, it’s suspected obesity-related changes to a woman’s sex hormone levels, insulin resistance, and chronic inflammation may be to blame. Obese women are also at greater risk for cancer recurrence and mortality. Experts recommend that obese women adopt a healthier lifestyle as part of a cancer prevention strategy. Best Practice & Research, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, February 2015