Fact: being overweight increases your risk of cancer. If you are overweight or obese, studies show that you have an increased risk of developing not one, but 13 different types of preventable cancers.
The health benefits of losing even 5-10% of your body weight may seem like an insignificant amount, but the results can be quite remarkable. Is there an easy way to lose weight and decrease your risk of cancer? Yes! Begin with small changes in your food choices. First, eliminate unhealthy foods from your diet. Then begin adding as many healthy food options as you can (you’ll find a great starting point for potent cancer-reducing foods in Chapter 11, If I Had It To Do All Over Again, of I Used to Have Cancer).