We’ve all heard that cancer is on the rise. We’ve all heard that obesity is on the rise. This study connects the dots…some of them anyway. One of the fallacies of this study is it’s exclusive focus on the amount of dietary fat cancer patients consume. But dietary fat is not the only substance that can cause obesity. Since the 80s the world has been obsessed with reducing dietary fat, yet the cancer rates continue to climb. If you cut out animal protein and dietary fat you are left with only carbohydrates to eat. Turns out, too many starchy carbs (grains & sugars) can also cause obesity. If you haven’t seen this from personal experience, there are plenty of studies that demonstrate that high carb diets can cause obesity…which, turns out, is still linked with increased risk of cancer. Lots of cancer patients will tell you they eat “healthy” and don’t eat meat, yet they are obese. Further questioning generally clears up the mystery; they eat a lot of simple carbohydrates. So stick to the headline here, obesity reduces immune system function, allowing all sorts of health related conditions, including cancer. What else might it impact? (hint: something current)
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