Body Weight and Cancer Risk (Infographic)

Over the past several decades, dozens of research projects have established a link between a healthy lifestyle and cancer prevention. This is especially true of colon cancer, which occurs at higher rates in people who, for example, are obese.

This great infographic created by the American Cancer Society demonstrates the consequences of poor health with several staggering statistics, and includes a body mass index (BMI) calculator to help you determine whether or not you need to take action to improve your health.

The infographic also offers advice on healthy alternatives to common poor lifestyle choices, and includes several tips on how to reverse this type of behavior. Take action to improve your health!

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 Image source: American Cancer Society.

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Topics: Colon Cancer Statistics, Infographic of the Week