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The Link Between Women, Obesity, and Cancer

The link between obesity and cancer is well-established.

Attributable to anthropometric and lifestyle factors, people with obesity often have comorbidities and other conditions that predispose them to cancer. The World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research found strong evidence that being overweight or obese throughout adulthood increases the risk of multiple types of cancer, including esophageal, pancreatic, liver, colorectal, endometrial, kidney, and breast (in postmenopausal women). Further, being overweight or obese increases the risk for other cancers, including gallbladder, liver, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cervical, ovarian, stomach, and mouth, pharynx and larynx.

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Webinar: The Importance, Effectiveness & Safety of Meal Replacements in the Treatment of Obesity - A Dietitian's Perspective

In this Robard Corporation webinar, Heather Boyd, a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Weight Management and Obesity, and a Certified Diabetes Educator from Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Medical Weight Loss Program in Frederick, Maryland, discusses the use of meal replacements in the treatment of patients with obesity.

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Americans Concerned about Their Weight, but Don't Understand Link to a Healthy Heart

A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that while most Americans (88 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren't doing enough - or anything - to combat their own weight issues. The survey found 74 percent are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to extra pounds, yet less than half (43 percent) of Americans have tried to make dietary changes to lose weight and 40 percent of those who describe themselves as overweight or obese say they aren't careful about which foods they eat.

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