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Body Weight and Cancer Prevention

We know that being overweight or obese raises the risk of some cancers, especially those of the colon, pancreas, kidney, uterus, and breast.

However, rather than the "weight" word being the focus, there are clear health benefits for the focus to be on eating nutritious food and being physically active.

You can review our sections on Physical Activity and Food Choices for more information on how to achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Speak with your health care team about setting reasonable goals for weight loss.

In the section menu to the right:

  • The Science - Find out the facts and BC statistics about excess body weight and cancer risk.
  • Reduce Your Risk - Information on what you can do to eat well and be physically active, to help you be a healthy weight.
  • Body Weight: Resources - More websites and sources for you to find help in being a healthy weight.
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