A new study has found that people with excess body weight not only face the risk of developing health disorders such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but they are also likely to face the risk of developing cancer.
The study was conducted over a period of 17 years by researchers at the Cancer Council of Victoria in Australia. The study looked into the health of 41,000 people.
The study found that a waist measurement of over 100 centimeters for men and 85 for women significantly increases cancer risk.
The Cancer Council suggests that people measure their waist and look at bringing about changes to reduce their cancer risk if they have the above waist measurements.
Basically, it is important to know that weight gain occurs when the energy one takes into their body exceeds the energy that the body uses. If you are over weight, then you may be eating more than you need for your level of activity.
It is recommended that adult eat at least four serves of bread and/or cereals. Diet should include lean meat, fish, poultry, but intake of processed meats like sausages, bacon, ham and salami should be limited.
Fatty foods should be replaced with big portions of fruit and vegetables and a variety of wholegrain cereals, breads and pastas and non-fat or reduced fat milk and dairy products.
Council member David Hill said most people do not even think about weight as an issue when it comes to cancer.