BRAND NEW GOVERNMENT STATISTICS ON THE OBESITY / CANCER CONNECTION
Although the cancer / obesity connection is nothing new (HERE), just last week, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) published a paper called Vital Signs: Trends in Incidence of Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity…. The biggest takeaway (no pun intended) was that in women, over half of all cancers diagnosed (55%) were directly linked to their weight (OBESITY). And while men fared better, they still came in at about one in four. Can we possibly be surprised? Not if you’ve been following my site for any length of time!
The report said that 2/3 of our nation’s adults are overweight or obese. What they didn’t tell you is that when you add in the people whose blood markers show they are fat even though they might look OK on a height / weight chart (between 8 and 10% of the population — HERE), all of a sudden we are in the 3/4 range. And while according to the CDC, many cancers have seen a downward trend, this is not true of the cancers related to obesity (endometrial, ovarian, and post-menopausal BREAST CANCER). As the rest of the world becomes increasingly “Westernized,” they look more and more like us because they eat more and more like us (heavily processed foods and junk).
And just like the rest of government, everyone sits around declaring that something should be done. In fact, just yesterday senators from Maine and New Hampshire put forth a measure to create a “Diabetes Council” made up of researchers, physicians, and public health officials to discuss ways of improving our nation’s TYPE II DIABETES PREVENTION and create better guidelines for delivering better care and providing better outcomes for diabetics or those with prediabetes (CARDIOMETABOLIC SYNDROME). Although it sounds “better,” this is a total waste of time. We already know what causes Type II Diabetes.
Type II Diabetes (just like CANCER) is one of the myriad of health-related problems driven by inflammation (HERE). And while it’s certainly not the only way to drive inflammation, suffice it to say that SUGAR and JUNK CARBS are highly inflammatory (HERE). And here is the kicker. The brilliant OTTO WARBURG (MD / Ph.D) won the Nobel Prize for Medicine — back in 1931 — for figuring out that cancer is fed by the fermentation of sugar. It’s why KETOGENIC DIETS have proven effective in helping people prevent and even reverse this nasty killer.
If you are LIVING THE HIGH CARB LIFESTYLE, rest assured that you will pay a heavy price. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but sooner or later it will catch up with you and make your life miserable — and I’m not simply talking cancer (HERE, HERE, and HERE are just a few of the numerous examples I could have come up with). If you are looking to lose weight and get healthy in the process, take a look at the posts filed under THIS CATEGORY. And be honest with yourself; who else provides you this much valuable information, completely free, with no strings attached?
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