Being overweight in young adulthood or later in life may raise a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, particularly if she's never had children, researchers have found.
In a study of 2,110 women with and without ovarian cancer, researchers found that those who were relatively heavy, either in recent years or at the age of 18, were more likely than thinner women to develop the disease.
But the relationship between weight and ovarian cancer was strongest among women who'd never given birth. For them, cancer risk climbed in tandem with recent body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight in relation to height.
Among childless women, those who were obese in recent years had 2.5 times the risk of ovarian cancer compared with the thinnest women. The same pattern emerged when the researchers looked at the women's weight gain since age 18, according to Dr. Julia Greer and her colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The new findings suggest that in overweight women who've had no children, the effects of excess body fat and "incessant" ovulation combine to raise the risk of ovarian cancer, according to the study authors.
The findings offer yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight throughout life. And that goes for all women, whether they've had children or not, according to Dr. Greer.
According to American Cancer Society estimates, Greer noted, at least one third of all cancer deaths in the U.S. each year are attributable to excess weight and obesity.
Dr. Keith and Laurie Nemec's comments on excessive pounds raise ovarian cancer risks.
This study can be summarized very simply that women that were obese had 2½ times greater risk of ovarian cancer compared to the thinnest women. These findings were stated in the Journal, Cancer. The mechanism behind this is excessive body fat which can raise levels of estrogen in the body. Estrogen is a pusher driver hormone that increases cell production so this may feed ovarian tumor development. The research in the Journal, Cancer also stated that according to the American Cancer Society, estimates that at least 1/3 of all cancer deaths in the United States each year are attributable to excess of weight and obesity. This is very important. SO how do we counter act this? You don't counter act disease by focusing on disease. You do not counter act weight gain or obesity by focusing on your weight, the way you counter act all of the is by looking at the opposite. Instead of trying to get rid of the weight or the disease, the focus is 100% on getting health in body, mind and spirit. The more balanced the body is, the mind and emotions, the more the body is going to go into a natural weight for the body. And how do we do this? With the7 Basic Steps to Total Health(TM) which are:
1. Air--you are not deep diaphragm breathing to oxygenate your body.
2. Water--you are not drinking 32 ounces of distilled water per 50/lbs per body weight per day.
3. Food--you are not consuming a diet of living/raw plant food which has the highest energy, bioelectricity, enzymes and bioavailable nutrient content to either maintain or restore your health.
4. Sleep--you are not sleeping 9.5 hours with 3.5 of them before midnight.
5. Exercise--you are not exercising 30 minutes every day.
6. Fasting--you are not fasting from the normal Standard American Diet (SAD).
7. Prayer--you are taking the time throughout your day to regularly still your mind so you can hear the voice of God spoken into your heart.
When you live the 7 Basic Steps, day in and day out you will go to the ideal weight for your body type. So just to review, the earlier a person gets to bed and the more they sleep the more the metabolism balances and the less a person will gain weight. So a healing person is in bed between eight and nine and they are up by six. The next important factor is diet, most importantly we want to eat a living/raw plant based diet, which not only is lowest in calories but highest in nutrients for health and healing. This definitely decreases weight. Then exercise. You want to be doing 30 minutes of aerobic type or cardio vascular type exercise. Cellular exercise, rebounding cellular exercise being the best. This exercise should be done daily. These are three biggest factors in affecting health gain from a physical point of view. From a mental emotion point of view the most important factor is how a person sees themselves and what they see their purpose in life and are they fulfilling that purpose. The more a person is fulfilling the purpose for which God put in their heart the less they will turn to food for pleasure, because HE is their pleasure. The more they do not know what their purpose is, and are not receiving their pleasure from their purpose in life, and from their relationship with HIM who created them, the more they will seek pleasures outside and the most easily accessible pleasure for all Americans is food.