Cancers Linked to Obesity on the Rise
Here at Rock Creek Sports Club, we make it our mission to help others improve their their overall health and fitness. We see so many of you in here every day, dedicated to your goals and taking charge of your personal well-being.
So you can imagine how disappointed we are to read about a new study that found several cancers linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are on the rise.
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, which came out Wednesday, found that overall the rate of new cancer diagnoses in the U.S. declined between 199 and 2008. A lot of which they are attributing to improved screening and a significant decline in smoking. However, cancers of the kidney, pancreas, lower esophagus and uterus ( all of which are associated with being overweight or obese,) actually increased.
“In the United States, 2 in 3 adults are overweight or obese and fewer than half get enough physical activity,” said John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society, in a press release. “Between children and youth, 1 in 3 is overweight or obese, and fewer than 1 in 4 high school students get recommended levels of physical activity. Obesity and physical inactivity are critical problems facing all states. For people who do not smoke, excess weight and lack of sufficient physical activity may be among the most important risk factors for cancer.”
OK ladies and gentlemen. Time to get of your computer, grab a friend, and come join us for a class and our fight against cancer!