Body Weight Cancer Infographic English .Body Weight & Cancer Risk CANCER CASES TYPES OF CANCER**

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  • Body Weight & Cancer Risk

    CANCERCASES

    TYPESOF CANCER**

    71%OF AMERICAN ADULTSARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

    = 1IN5*

    cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345

    In the United States, the percentage of overweight and obese adults and children has soared over the past several decades. Studies show that with that increased weight comes an increased risk of developing certain types of cancers.

    BODY FATNESS, POOR NUTRITION, PHYSICAL INACTIVITY, AND EXCESS

    ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

    BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE RAISES A PERSONS RISK OF GETTING AT LEAST

    BECAUSE IT MAY NEGATIVELY AFFECT

    The bodys immune system and inflammation

    The bodys levels of certain hormones and proteins

    Other factors that regulate cell growth

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    * Estimate; source: World Cancer Research Fund International, 2016 ** Source: Body Fatness and Cancer Viewpoint of the IARC Working Group. Published August 25, 2016, in New England Journal of Medicine, First author Beatrice LaubySecretan, PhD, International Agency for Research on Cancer

  • 2014 American Cancer Society, Inc. No. 080253 Rev. 7/17cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345

    ARE YOU OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE?

    1. MEASURE YOUR BODY MASS INDEX (BMI).***

    WEIGHT (lbs.) x 703

    HEIGHT (in.) x HEIGHT (in.

    3. TAKE ACTION IF YOURE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE.

    500 CALORIES / DAY = 1 POUND / WEEK

    DECREASE CALORIES CONSUMED.PAY ATTENTION TO PORTION SIZES.

    LESS JUNK MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES

    NO Added sugars

    Cake, cookies, white bread

    Fried foods

    YES Fruits

    Vegetables (at least 2 cups daily)

    LIMIT SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR.

    NO On-screen entertainment

    Sitting around

    Lying down

    YES Playing sports

    Walking or running

    Other physical activities

    INCREASE CALORIES BURNED.BE MORE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE.

    2. UNDERSTAND YOUR RESULTS.

    UNDERWEIGHT 30

    Fruits / non-starchy vegetables

    Lean protein (the size of a deck of cards)

    Whole grains or starchy veggies

    150 MINUTES moderate-intensity activity / week

    or

    75 MINUTES vigorous-intensity activity / week

    or

    a combination of the two throughout the weekSource: choosemyplate.gov

    *** Calculating BMI may not be the most useful method for all body types; consult your physician.

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