Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

Cancer and Obesity

2017-11-13T20:37:49+00:00October 12th, 2017|

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Overall, the rate of new cancer cases has decreased since the 1990s, but increases in overweight and obesity-related cancers are likely slowing this progress. More [...]

Childhood Obesity

2017-11-13T20:38:11+00:00October 12th, 2017|

With Halloween and other major holidays approaching the time seems right to talk about our children and their diets. The number of overweight children has doubled in the last couple of decades; currently one child in five is overweight, the increase is in both children and adolescents. What’s happening? Children today spend more time playing [...]