By Randoplh E. Schmid
AP Science Writer
KING 5 Health Link
BOSTON (AP) — Obesity is on its way to being deadlier than smoking as a cause of cancer, a leading researcher said Friday. Being obese is currently associated with about 14 percent of cancer deaths in men and 20 percent in women, compared with about 30 percent each for smoking, Dr. Walter C. Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health, told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.” As smoking goes down and obesity goes up it won’t be long before obesity is the No. 1 cancer killer,” Willett said at a symposium on cancer prevention. Added Dr. Douglas R. Lowy of the National Cancer Institute: “Cancer prevention begins at home. … Not all of us always act in our own best interest.” Willett said research is producing increasing evidence associating obesity with a variety of cancers, including breast, colorectal, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Alcohol is also associated with certain cancers, he said. And, Willett noted, studies have indicated some benefit from a high fruit and vegetable diet in some cancers, he added, including mouth, esophagus, lung and stomach.
Overall, Willett estimated 30 percent to 35 percent of cancers are due to nutritional factors, much of it to obesity.
Wow!! 30% – 35% of cancers are caused by a preventable behavior – and with childhood obesity on the rise my commitment to providing hypnosis education is even more solid. With hypnotherapy, you can change your behavior, your thoughts, cravings and emotions. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Using self-hypnosis you become in control of you – it’s not giving up control – hypnosis is taking back control. If you are overweight, isn’t it time for you to consider hypnotherapy to reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, & diabetes?