Excess body fat is linked to major physical threats like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Three out of four people die of either heart disease or cancer each year; according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey, approximately 80 percent of those deaths are associated with life-style factors, including inactivity.
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Excess Body Fat Causes Cancer
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) report is the most comprehensive ever published on the link between cancer and diet, physical activity and weight. Searches at nine academic institutions across the world for studies published since records began in the 1960s initially found half a million – 7,000 of which were judged to be the most relevant and robust for inclusion in the report.
It includes 10 recommendations from a panel of 21 world-renowned scientists that represent the most definitive and authoritative advice that has ever been available on how the general public can prevent cancer. Unicef and the World Health Organization were among the official observers of the report’s process.
And its key finding is that maintaining a healthy weight (a BMI of 20-25) is one of the most important things you can do to prevent cancer. The number of types of cancer where there is “convincing” evidence that body fat is a cause has risen from one to six since the last WCRF report was published in 1997, including colorectal cancer and post-menopausal breast cancer.
Prof Sir Michael Marmot, Chair of the Panel, said: “We are recommending that people aim to be as lean as possible within the healthy range, and that they avoid weight gain throughout adulthood.
“This might sound difficult, but this is what the science is telling us more clearly than ever before. The fact is that putting on weight can increase your cancer risk, even if you are still within the healthy range.
“So the best advice for cancer prevention is to avoid weight gain, and if you are already overweight then you should aim to lose weight.”
Other findings in the report include:
There is “convincing” evidence that processed meats, including ham and bacon, increase the risk of colorectal cancer. People who consume them are advised to do so sparingly.
The evidence that red meat is a cause of colorectal cancer is stronger than ever before. People should not eat any more than 500g of red meat a week.
This figure is for cooked meat, and is the equivalent of between 700 and 750g of non-cooked meat.
In one of the first times a cancer report has made a breastfeeding recommendation, mothers are advised to breastfeed exclusively for six months and to continue with complementary breastfeeding after that. This is because of “convincing” evidence that breastfeeding protects the mother against breast cancer and “probable” evidence that it protects the child against obesity later in life.Source
The treatment principle of the laser therapy instrument for hyperlipemia is to irradiate the nasal cavity with low intensity laser whose wavelength is 650nm, after the laser energy is absorbed by the capillary vessels in the nasal cavity, it can alter the gathering ability of the thrombocyte and erythrocyte, improve the oxygen-carrying capacity of the erythrocyte, restore the original negative charge carried by the erythrocyte, increase the repulsive force between them, separate the erythrocyte that gather into block, improve the morphotropy and liquidity of the erythrocyte, and thus decrease the erythrocyte sedimentation, blood viscosity and plasma viscosity.
It can activate the various enzymes in the blood through the photochemical action, such as the lipoprotein enzyme, transferase for lecithin and cholesterol, acyltransferase and superoxide dismutase (SOD);, and thus dissolve and decompound the plethoric lipid in the blood, promote the fall of the blood fat, enhance the oxidation resistance of the body, decrease the peroxidation of the lipid, and maintain the metabolic balance of the fat in the body.
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