Overweight and Obesity Significantly Increase Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease

We have long known the adverse health effects of being overweight on health. A recent study from Spain, published in the journal of Preventive Medicine, shows how dramatic this in relation to cancer and heart disease. In particular, they found that obese women are especially impacted, as they are five times more likely to suffer a cardiovascular disease, and have twelve times greater risk of developing cancer compared to those with normal weight. Even being non-obese overweight involves twice the risk of heart disease and four times the risk of cancer. All of this reinforces the importance of getting to and maintaining a normal body weight.

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