Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on November 08, 2013 @ 7:15PM
Created on November 08, 2013 @ 6:14PM
We have just finished week 8 for all you out there trying to lose ten pounds in ten weeks. Every week 5 News tell you about how this program can help you in different areas of your life.
Eating healthy and losing weight can actually help prevent you from getting cancer and in more cases than not, it can help you fight cancer if you're diagnosed.
One in three cancer deaths are related to to excessive body weight, nutrition, and physical inactivity. Excessive body weight is the main factor that is linked to different kinds of cancer. Excess weight can causes problems with your hormone levels and insulin levels that impact your immune system. Losing weight is a positive way to reduce your risk. Experts told 5 News it doesn't hurt to at least try, since it could help prevent you from getting cancer.
"I think the most important thing to remember is that it's never too late. It's never too late to try to get your weight under control. Lose some weight, reduce your cancer risk, or even after the diagnosis of cancer try to help yourself handle the cancer better by losing weight," said Linda Carte, Director of Cancer Services.
If you're diagnosed with cancer, make sure you talk to your physician to see if losing weight is a good idea.
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Nov 09, 2013 at 8:05 AM
The MOST important thing anyone can do to 'prevent' cancer is to stop eating processed foods, and so much fat and sugar in your diet! If we do that; the pounds will automatically drop!