Childhood obesity linked to bowel cancer risk.
BBC report highlights the statics published in the journal Gut, showing that bowel cancer has a link to childhood obesity and processed food. The study led in Sweden supports earlier medical claims that obesity is linked to a intake of red meat and processed food.
The participants in the study were aged between 16 and 20 at the start. The overwhelming majority were a normal weight, but 6.5% were overweight and 1% were obese. There were 855 cases of colorectal cancer in the study. However, the results showed not all weights were affected equally. Those who were obese were 2.38 times more likely to have developed a bowel tumour.
Started a slimming program but still gaining weight?
Weight and You
- Does your weight creep on steadily whatever you do?
- Do you have to be on a diet just to maintain your weight?
- Do you hit the gym but never firm up certain areas?
- Has your weight problem been since childhood?
- Did your weight problem kick in after sudden stresses or pregnancy or hysterectomy?
People who have a metabolic functioning disorder
A person with a metabolic disorder will store weight in key areas of the body. Once the body learns to accumulate energy as adipose tissue (fat tissue), it is very difficult to stop this mechanism and return the body to its original state. In other words, the patient starts suffering from a chronic condition. This is like having a chronic condition such as hypertension, diabetes or a thyroid problem.
Generally, the process begins by the patient loosing the ability to feel full. They over eat as the body does not receive the signs of being full from the regulatory centres (the Hypothalamus gland) in order to stop eating. As the body cannot get rid of the unnecessary food, accumulation of excess body fat takes place. Once this mechanism starts, it is very difficult to turn off.