Reduce Risk of Cancer With Hypnosis & NLP to Lose Weight
No wonder more and more people are turning to Hypnotherapy and NLP to lose weight. Following a review of more than 200 studies, researchers in the UK are now warning that being overweight could increase your risk getting a number of different cancers, including cancer of the colon, breast, pancreas and ovary.
Studies also indicate that obesity is still on the rise despite a growing body of evidence of the health risks. With obesity being second only to smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer, both of which are conditions directly tied to behavior, these findings explain why more and more people are turning to Hypnotherapy & NLP to modify their behavior permanently in order to gain control over their eating habits and lose weight.
The new study by an international team of scientists adds additional weight (no pun intended) to the warning since it documents that there is strong evidence of a link between excess body fat and an increased risk of 11 different cancers. They are: colon, rectum, endometrium, breast, ovary, kidney, pancreas, gastric cardia, biliary tract system and certain cancers of the esophagus and bone marrow.
According to Marc Gunter, a co-author of the research from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, “I think now the public and physicians really need to pay attention to obesity with respect to cancer. Telling people to avoid being overweight not only reduces their risk of, say, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it also reduces their risk of many different cancers.”
The study was published in the British Medical Journal and examined evidence from 204 previously published studies each which looked at combined results from multiple pieces of research probing the link between body fat and the development of particular cancers.
Of the 95 studies which looked at obesity measures on a continuous scale such as body mass index, 12 were found to offer strong evidence of an association, encompassing a total of nine different cancers.
Analysis of these studies revealed that as BMI (weight divided by height squared) increased, so too did the risk of developing certain cancers. For men, for every 5kg/m2 increase in BMI, the risk of developing colorectal cancer rose by 9%, while among women forgoing HRT, the risk of developing postmenopausal breast cancer increased by 11%. The figures were even higher for cancer of the biliary tract system, with risk increasing by 56% for every 5kg/m2 increase in BMI.
The authors note the remaining 83 such studies were of mixed quality. While 18% were deemed “highly suggestive” of a link between excess body fat and cancer, 20% had only weak evidence while 25% had no evidence for a link.
When studies that looked at other measures of obesity were included in the analysis, the total number of cancers for which there was strong evidence of a link to body fat came to 11.
While the new study does not shed light on how excess body weight is linked to an increased risk of various cancers, a number of explanations have previously been proposed. “We know that if you are overweight it causes lots of disruption of hormonal and metabolic pathways,” said Gunter, noting that excess fat has been linked to higher oestrogen levels, higher insulin levels and increased inflammation – all of which can affect cell division.
Cancer Research UK’s health information officer, Dr Rachel Orritt commented on the study saying: “This research uses very strict criteria to evaluate the evidence and confirms that obesity increases the risk of cancer, linking many of the same cancer types that have been linked before. Whether it’s taking the stairs or switching to sugar-free versions of your favorite drinks, small changes can make a real difference, helping you keep a healthy weight and reducing your risk of cancer.”
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