Obesity and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer

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The Many Dangers of Obesity may now Include Colorectal Cancer.

Women who have genetic predispositions to develop cancers and are under the age of 50 are more at risk if their BMI is over 24.5. In fact, the risk is twice as high for them to develop colorectal cancer if they are obese. (a BMI of 30 or more).

It is so important to try to keep your weight regulated in order to reduce the inflammation within your body. The more inflamed your body is the more likely you are to develop heart disease, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes and many other illnesses that can shorten your life.

You may feel that you are really healthy now, even if you are overweight. What you don’t know and what you can’t know, is how at risk you are for deadly diseases down the road. You do not know where you are on that journey. What you do know is that if you can find a way to reduce your weight you can increase the likelihood of avoiding those illnesses and living longer and healthier lives.

There are diet programs that can help you, there are exercise programs that will improve your ability to control your eating and teach you how to eat healthily. There are even better medicines that can help fight that fight. At BioBalance Health their doctors and nurses who can help you learn what you need to do to put you on the path to weight control and healthy living.

Research shows that roughly 22% of early onset colorectal cancer could be avoided if the women had managed to keep their weight below 18.5-24.9. New guidelines recommend screening beginning at age 45. If you need medical assistance there are drugs like metformin and Victoza which can help if you also participate in a diet and exercise program that encourages you and provides a support system for you to encourage you in your determination and strength.

At the offices of BioBalance Health we have such programs. Dr. Rachel Sullivan can help you determine what you need to do in terms of your food consumption, your exercise and she can prescribe the appropriate helpful medicines and will provide the support system to encourage you and direct you towards success. If your BMI is higher than 24 please contact Dr. Sullivan and ask for help, you will be glad you did.


This Health cast was written and presented by Dr. Kathy Maupin, M.D., Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Expert and Author, with Brett Newcomb, MA., LPC., Family Counselor, Presenter and Author. www.BioBalanceHealth.com

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