BRAND NEW STUDY TIES OBESITY TO NEARLY A DOZEN KINDS OF CANCER
Have you seen the bumper stickers reminding us that "Cancer Sucks"? Of course you have. And the truth is, cancer does suck. It's affected each and every one of us in one way or another, recently taking over the number one spot as far as cause-of-death is concerned --- just in front of Heart Disease and the practice of medicine (HERE). The problem is, as a nation, we don't seem to be doing much as far as prevention is concerned.
Sure, we talk a good fight, but when it comes down to brass tacks, "PREVENTION" for most health-related issues is is not working, mainly because it is not what we have been led to believe it is. And while there are certainly outliers (incredibly healthy people who wind up with cancer, or the four-pack-a-day person who lives to be 95), the statistics are telling. With nearly 70% of our population either obese or overweight, and another 7 to 10 percent considered to be "SKINNY FAT" (the medical term for this is Medically Obese Normal Weight), we are reminded that the current governmental bickering over healthcare is almost laughable considering the UNSUSTAINABLE TRAJECTORY we're on, whoever's plan comes out on top (HERE). Nowhere is this more evident than in the diagnosis and treatment of CANCER.
I recently showed you how Dr. Otto Warburg, winner of 1931's Nobel Prize for Medicine, figured out that cancer is fed by sugar (HERE). This is not simply because sugar is seriously acidic (HERE), but because it's seriously inflammatory as well (HERE). And interestingly enough, both cancer and obesity (not to mention DIABETES) fall under the category of "CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASES". This has been reiterated by a brand new study from yesterday's issue of the British Medical Journal called Adiposity and Cancer at Major Anatomical Sites: Umbrella Review of the Literature. In her analysis of the data from over 200 meta-analysis on the subject, England's Maria Kyrgiou and her team concluded that (cherry-picked of course)......
"An increase in body mass index was associated with a higher risk of developing oesophageal adenocarcinoma; colon and rectal cancer in men; biliary tract system and pancreatic cancer; endometrial cancer in premenopausal women; kidney cancer; and multiple myeloma. Weight gain and waist to hip circumference ratio were associated with higher risks of postmenopausal breast cancer in women who have never used hormone replacement therapy and endometrial cancer, respectively. The increase in the risk of developing cancer for every 5 kg increase in body mass index ranged from 9% for rectal cancer among men, to 56% for biliary tract system cancer. The risk of postmenopausal breast cancer among women who have never used HRT increased by 11% for each 5 kg of weight gain in adulthood, and the risk of endometrial cancer increased by 21% for each .1 increase in waist to hip ratio. Five additional associations were supported by strong evidence when categorical measures of adiposity were included: weight gain with colorectal cancer; body mass index with gallbladder, gastric, and ovarian cancer; and multiple myeloma mortality. Associations for 11 cancers (oesophageal adenocarcinoma, multiple myeloma, and cancers of the gastric cardia, colon, rectum, biliary tract system, pancreas, breast, endometrium, ovary, and kidney) were supported by strong evidence."
An editorial in the same issue of BMJ by a couple of researchers from the "Harvard of the Midwest" (St. Louis' own Washington University) went even further when they stated....
"Though some specifics remain to be worked out, the unavoidable conclusion from these data is that preventing excess adult weight gain can reduce the risk of cancer. Furthermore, emerging evidence suggests that excess body fat in early life also has an adverse effect on risk of cancer in adulthood. Those in primary care can be a powerful force to lower the burden of obesity related cancers, as well as the many other chronic diseases linked to obesity such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The data are clear. The time for action is now."
But here's the conundrum. What in the world are doctors going to do differently than they've been doing for who-knows-how-long? Most people are already aware of how bad their diets really are, and are choosing to live that SAME LIFESTYLE anyway. On top of this, doctors are so buried in ACA paperwork and regulation that they barely have time to breathe, let alone warn mom that "Little Johnny" isn't so little any more, all while she promises him that if he behaves they'll head over to the "Big Yellow M" and order whatever he wants. In case you have not figured it out yet, SUGAR, JUNK CARBS, and GRAINS (what you feed farm animals to fatten them up prior to taking them to the Sale Barn), causes obesity as well as a host of ENDOCRINE and GUT-RELATED health problems. Because 80% of our collective immune systems are found in our Guts, we should not be surprised that cancer is yet another in a long line of problems associated with said diets.
For those of you who are interested in breaking free from your SUGAR AND JUNK ADDICTIONS and taking your life back (as well as getting off the WORTHLESS DRUGS), the first thing you need to do is create an EXIT STRATEGY. Study, learn, and figure out what it's going to take to get off the MEDICAL MERRY-GO-ROUND and then stinking do it! No more EXCUSES. Because of EPIGENETICS, we now know that good health is related more to good habits than good luck or good genes. Get with the program and start working to SOLVE YOUR CHRONIC CONDITIONS TODAY!
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).