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UM St. Joseph Medical Center - Weight Gain and Cancer

Posted at 1:37 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 13:37:51-05

More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight and obese, something we don’t often associate with your risk for cancer. However, studies have confirmed a link between weight gain and cancer risk.

Maintaining a healthy weight can lower your risk and even help prevent recurrence of cancer. Eating a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins as well as 30-60 minutes of activity per day can help maintain weight.

The Barbara L. Posner Wellness & Support Center at the Cancer Institute at UM St. Joseph Medical Center offers a full complement of services—including nutritional counseling, yoga and more—that help strengthen the mind/body/spirit and lessen the side effects of cancer treatment.

Learn more and download a free healthy living guide here.