BMI-Cancer Link?

More bad news for those with high BMI’s – a measure of body weight relative to height (not always the best marker of body fat percentage, but still relevant as a measuring tool). A study published in Lancet Oncology finds that “globally, nearly 500,000 new cancer cases were attributable to high BMI, with the BMI-cancer link higher among women than men. Highly developed nations had the most high-BMI-related cancers: North America accounted for about a quarter of all such cases. Postmenopausal breast, colon, and uterine cancers made up over 60% of all malignancies attributable to high BMI in women.”.
Also of note, other important causes of cancer, such as tobacco use and infections, are associated with an even larger proportion of cases of cancer.

So, there are 3 words that come to mind immediately: Lifestyle, lifestyle and lifestyle…