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| DAK health

Therapy for obese people is offered in Mülheim

Every fourth German adult suffers from obesity. Obesity is the trigger for more than 60 comorbidities such as diabetes, stroke or cancer, but at the same time there is a "dramatic undersupply and incorrect supply in Germany when it comes to the therapy of severe obesity", because that is not a health insurance benefit - the DAK is now pointing out -Health, reports the WAZ. Continue reading

| Paradox

Obesity in kidney cancer: better chance of survival

An increased body mass index is a risk factor for many clinical pictures. In patients with renal cell calcium, however, a BMI over 30 kg / m2 seems to have a positive effect on overall survival, as Julia Rustemeier reports in the ÄrzteZeitung. Continue reading

| nutrition

Get help with losing weight

Being very overweight has an unfavorable effect on breast cancer: it increases the risk of concomitant diseases as well as the risk of dying as a result of the tumor. Even applying the discipline, changing your diet and exercising so much that a noticeable amount of body fat disappears is not an easy thing, according to the German Cancer Society. Continue reading

| Great Britain

Headache medication lowers cancer risk in overweight people

Regularly taking headache tablets with the active ingredient acetylsalicylic acid lowers the long-term cancer risk of overweight people who are hereditary in this regard. The authors of the new study suspect that this could also apply to other people. Continue reading

| study

Risk of cancer from obesity in women

Obesity in women increases the risk of various diseases, but the risk of cancer from obesity is also massively increased in women, 10 British scientists warn in a recent study. According to their calculations, obese women, in contrast to women of normal weight, have a 40 percent higher risk of certain types of cancer, so Read more

| Prevention

Cancer Prevention: A Healthy Weight

The world is getting heavier: In 2012, it was estimated that half the population in the European Union (EU) alone was overweight, and one in six people was even obese. The increase among children and young people is particularly alarming: in the EU, one in six boys and one in ten girls are already overweight or obese. This has countless serious consequences for health, according to the German Cancer Society. Continue reading

| Vienna

Being very overweight increases the risk of cancer

According to Kautzky-Willer, new data from an international study published in 2015 in the Lancet Oncology show that 5.4 percent of all cancers in women and 1.9 percent in men are associated with an increased BMI. This applies above all to tumors of the esophagus, the intestines, the kidneys, the pancreas and - in women - the gallbladder, ovaries, uterus and postmenopausal breast cancer, according to the Vorarlberger Nachrichten. Continue reading

| Living healthy

Lower your risk of cancer

Talking about cancer is not easy, especially when it comes to your own health or that of a loved one. Most people know that smoking, obesity and alcohol increase the risk of cancer, and that people generally live longer these days is a factor. But you don't have to change your whole life to lower your risk of cancer, even small changes can have big effects, so Read more

| forecast

Prostate cancer: obesity and smoking as risk factors

Men who smoke and are overweight have worse cards when they develop prostate cancer. Both are apparently risk factors for a less favorable course of the disease. This was found in a study, the results of which were recently published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, according to the German Cancer Society. Continue reading

| Risk of relapse

Severe obesity as a relapse factor in prostate cancer

If you are very overweight, there is an increased risk of prostate cancer. Scientists link this already known connection with metabolic changes that occur in obesity. To what extent diabetes mellitus also plays a role in this has so far been unclear. Now a new study in the journal Cancer Causes & Control shows that obesity is apparently an independent risk factor for a relapse in prostate cancer, according to the German Cancer Society. Continue reading

| Colon cancer

Pay attention to precaution and lifestyle

Those who go for a colonoscopy have a roughly 90 percent lower risk of developing colon or rectal cancer within ten years than a precautionary muffle. The Felix Burda Foundation points this out shortly before the beginning of the Colon Cancer Month and refers to the first results of the DACHS study, which were published in March 2014, according to the Pharmazeutische Zeitung. Continue reading

| Rostock

Pancreatic cancer is on the rise

It is usually recognized late, but spreads early and aggressively: pancreatic cancer. The number of deaths is increasing. Risk factors include smoking and being overweight. Cases of pancreatic cancer are steadily increasing according to observations by doctors, as the FOCUS reports with reference to a dpa report. Continue reading

| Not scary

Commentary on cancer and obesity

It is 3.9 percent for men and 8.9 percent for women: this is how high the proportion of cancers caused by obesity in Germany, excluding white skin cancer, determined by the WHO, is reported by Robert Bublak in the ÄrzteZeitung. Continue reading

| Obesity

Cancer from having too much love handles

Around 3.6 percent of carcinomas worldwide are due to obesity. That doesn't sound like a lot. But: In developed countries like Germany the rate is higher. And women are particularly at risk, as the ÄrzteZeitung reports. Continue reading

| Adenomas

The mass does it

It has long been known that fat tissue that has accumulated in the stomach does not simply rest without function - on the contrary, it is a hormonally active metabolism "organ". In the case of very pronounced overweight, so-called adiposity or obesity, there is an increased release of insulin and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), which increases the risk of colon cancer and its precursors (adenomas), according to the German Cancer Society . Continue reading