Cancer is the second leading cause of death from non-communicable diseases in the world. Research suggests that nearly 6 percent of cancers (792,600 cancer cases) can be at least partly attributed to obesity and diabetes. The study, which was published online on The Lancet
Diabetes & Endocrinology website, states that diabetes and a high body mass index (greater than 25) are both associated with a higher risk of certain cancers and are increasing in prevalence.
Fortunately, Type 2 diabetes and obesity can be prevented with proper lifestyle changes, which include the following:
Maintaining a healthy weight
Eating a healthy diet and limiting your intake of unhealthy foods
Managing your stress
Regularly checking your cholesterol and blood pressure
Visiting your doctor for routine preventive care
Implementing the above prevention tips can help you remain, healthy and avoid developing chronic conditions like obesity and Type 2 diabetes, which, in turn, can help lower your risk of certain cancers. For more information, please review the full-text version of the study.