According to the National Cancer Institute, being overweight or obese can significantly increase a person's risk for various types of cancer.
Studies have shown associations between obesity and an increased risk for esophageal, pancreatic, colorectal, breast, kidney, thyroid, and gallbladder cancers. This infographic by the American Institute for Cancer Research shows us what we need to know about the impact obesity can have on our cancer risk.
Research suggests that it may be time for Americans to seriously reevaluate their lifestyle choices. Changing our habits to maintain a healthier diet and get more exercise may be a matter of life and death. For ideas on how to get your whole family started on a healthier lifestyle, check out these 6 tips.