Monthly Archives: February 2019

A Bellwether Study On Excess Body Weights Sends A Warning: Young Adults Have Increased Rates of Cancer

What if I told you our children were being exposed to a known carcinogen, and it was increasing with successively younger kids? If that carcinogen were a preservative in packaging or chemicals from industrial waste, there would be widespread outcry. But it’s neither of those things. It’s something far more dangerous, but that we’ve somehow accepted as no big deal. But the risk is very real. The carcinogen is excess weight.

Now a new report from my colleagues at the American Cancer Society shares evidence the problem is worse than most of us realized.… Continue reading →