The link is to a Telegraph article. - I have been warning for years that obesity greatly increases the risk of most cancers. - And I have been explaining for years that the answer to the obesity crisis is for people to be told the truth about obesity - i.e. that it is not caused by overeating, but by fluid retention in people who have become sensitive to salt. - Reducing salt intake rapidly and safely reduces excess weight in obese people. - Very sadly, dieting/'slimming'/calorie reduction does not reduce excess weight AT ALL. And yet health professionals and others routinely advise obese people to eat less. Dieting usually causes weight increase in overweight people because it further weakens the blood vessel walls and therefore increases fluid retention, which is why weight increases.
Extract from the article:
"The chance of developing five different types of cancer increases by 50 per cent if your weight goes up by more than two stones, according to new research.
A study at the University of Manchester found that those who put on weight equivalent to a five-point increase in the body mass index (BMI) were at significant risk of contracting cancer of the colon, breast, skin, thyroid.
The increase in BMI is equivalent to two-and-a-half stones (18.9kg) for a healthy man of average height, 5ft 9ins (1.75m), and almost two stones (12.6kg) for a healthy woman of average height, 5ft 4ins (1.63m).
Men who gained that amount of weight were 50 per cent more likely to develop oesophageal cancer and a third more likely to suffer thyroid cancer. Their chances of getting colon and kidney cancer increase by 24 per cent; they are also at a smaller but significant risk of rectal and skin cancer.
Women who are similarly overweight increase their chances of cancer of the womb lining and gallbladder by 59 per cent. They also have more than a 50 per cent increased risk of oesophageal cancer and are a third more likely to develop kidney cancer.
The chances of women getting pancreatic, thyroid, and colon cancer increased significantly if they were overweight, but were not as great as the risk for men."
To lose weight obese people need to avoid eating salt and salty food.
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!vulnerable groups
How to Lose weight!
Children and Obesity
Read my Mensa article on Obesity and the Salt Connection
See Sodium in foods and
Associated health conditions and
See FAT RETENTION
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Wider implications of the flawed theory that excess calorie intake causes obesity