“Evidence continues to accumulate that obesity raises a person’s risk for developing many types of cancer, worsens prognosis for some patients and compromises health and well-being of cancer survivors. Given the large increases in obesity rates over the past 30 years, it is likely there will be a negative impact on survival and quality of life unless we take action to address the problem.” – Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., Director, Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship and professor of Behavioral Science.
As you know, natural preventative health is my life’s work. There are no more pressing health issues in our country than the issues of obesity, diabetes and cancer.
I’m sick to my stomach when I see the lines at fast-food restaurants and the people waddling up to the lines to buy their dead animal sandwiches and massive cups, filled to the brim with sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. These people are God’s children, led to the slaughter by advertising companies and cheap, fake food.
Most people in our country, close to 70% at last count, are overweight or obese. By 2030, if this trend continues, 13 states will have obesity rates over 60%, leading to approximately 500,000 additional Cancer cases.
The prognosis is not good. People need to stop eating at fast-food joints, go buy some produce and get off their very fat butts and go for a walk. One research study said stated, if overweight people each lost 2 lbs each, 100,000 cases of cancer could be avoided.
I have something to say today that every person in our entire nation needs to hear.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
If you or your overweight or diabetic loved one follows exactly what I’m about to tell you, they will not only lose weight, it’s more than possible they can reverse their diabetes and avoid cancer.
Together, we can kick obesity, diabetes and cancer directly in the arse!
The Diabetes-Cancer Connection
Evidence linking diabetes and high insulin levels to certain cancers has grown stronger over the past several years, leading scientists to investigate potential mechanisms.
A growing body of evidence is finding that having diabetes or signs of insulin resistance may lead to an increased risk of certain cancers. The connection is strongest among certain types of cancers, including kidney, pancreatic and colorectal.
“The trend emerging [in this area] is that the type 2 diabetes associated with high insulin levels is the biggest problem relating to cancer risk,” said Michael Pollak, M.D., a professor at the Department of Oncology and Director of the Cancer Prevention Research Unit at McGill University. But it’s not just type 2 diabetes, he added, this link is evident for everyone with prediabetes, which is a much larger group.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40 percent of Americans – 41 million people – are estimated to have prediabetes, a condition that increases the risk of developing diabetes. Hyperinsulinemia, too much insulin in the blood, is a sign of prediabetes. People can be unaware they have prediabetes for years before symptoms and rising glucose levels result in a diabetes diagnosis.
Hyperinsulinemia, type 2 diabetes and cancer all share a major risk factor: high body fat. AICR’s expert report found that high body fat is convincingly linked to increased risk of several cancers, including pancreatic and colorectal.
The hormonal changes spurred by high body fat may be leading to increased risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes. Hyperinsulinemia could also act independent of body fat to increase cancer risk. Yet insulin, which stimulates cell proliferation and growth, appears to be one of the key mediators.
Some of the strongest findings relating to diabetes, hyperinsulinemia and cancer risk relate to colorectal cancer. University of Minnesota researchers found women diagnosed with diabetes had a 50 percent higher chance of developing colorectal cancer than non-diabetic women.
For now, researchers know that obesity is tied to hyperinsulinemia and type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse states: Losing at least 5 to 10 percent of a person’s starting weight can prevent or delay diabetes or even reverse prediabetes.
“This is tied in to bad nutritional habits, excess energy intake and a sedentary lifestyle,” said Dr. Pollak. The work in progress is exciting, he says, but “there’s something people can do about their risk now.”