Women with excess weight have a higher risk of cancer in the uterus (endometrial cancer)
An increase of 25-30 pounds nearly doubles the risk of cancer in the uterus.
The increase in body fat causes changes to many hormones, including estrogen
and insulin. The hormone changes are believed to trigger the cancer.
These changes are even more dramatic after menopause.
The more daily steps you take, the longer you live. It doesn't take a lot of steps to make a difference. The risk of death (from any cause) is cut in HALF by increasing steps from 4000 to 8000 daily. That's not much work and a whole lot of benefit. What are you waiting for? Get up and go!
Cutting 20 percent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 percent from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths and 750,000 diabetes cases in the U.S. over the lifetime of the adult population, reports a study published in Circulation.
There is a strong link between poor sleep and poor health and this study shows just that.
Some common ultra-processed products are carbonated soft drinks, sweet, fatty or salty packaged snacks, mass produced packaged breads, cookies, pastries and cakes. Sweetened breakfast cereals, "energy" drinks, pasta and pizza dishes, poultry and fish "nuggets" or "sticks". Hot dogs and other reconstituted meat products, "instant" soups, noodles and desserts and many other types of products. A higher percentage of ultra-processed foods in the diet has been associated with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer and premature death. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' report:
Ultra-processed foods, diet quality and human health (fao.org)
Higher intakes of fruit (not fruit juice) and vegetables (not potatoes) is associated with lower risk of death.
Aim for at least 5 servings daily.
Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Mortality: Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies of US Men and Women and a Meta-Analysis of 26 Cohort Studies (ahajournals.org)
Lifestyle interventions work for weight loss.
Comprehensive interventions consisting of diet, physical activity and behavior therapy administered by
trained personnel are effective at promoting weight loss both short term and long term.
Guideline from the American Heart Association and the Obesity Society
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