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20 Facts About Obesity

6. Obesity and Cancer.

Cancer is one of the scariest conditions around and while there is no known cause of this devastating disease, there are associations with obese individuals and death from cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. and about 33 percent of these deaths each year are associated with obesity. This is an eye-popping statistic that has led many health practitioners to recommend moderate weight loss with a healthy lifestyle. Consider losing about one-two pounds each week as part of an effective weight loss program and to help reduce your risk of cancer.