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Obesity and diet linked to cancer and diabetes risk

Obesity and diet linked to cancer and diabetes risk

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Almost 12 million Americans are living with some form of cancer and it's expected another 1.5 million will be diagnosed this year.  There are certain healthy foods that help fight cancer.  It just so happens that many of these foods fit into a healthy lifestyle period.

healthy-food-choices-reduce-cancer-riskDr. Amir Tabatabai with WellSpan Health talks with Radio Smart Talk host, Scott LaMar, about diet, nutrition, obesity and how they're linked to cancer risk.  He also talks about how a healthy lifestyle after cancer can help prevent a cancer recurrence.

And, Monday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day.  It is a time to raise awareness of a disease that affects some 23 million people nationwide.  Diet is a significant factor in the onset of diabetes.  Too many Americans eat unhealthy foods and make matters worse by not exercising.  It's one of the reasons the country has an obesity epidemic.  PinnacleHealth's Dr. Renu Josi, a specialist in endocrinology and metabolism, discusses the warning signs of diabetes, and how to prevent the disease. 

diabetes-risk-for-cancerStudies have shown that diabetes can increase the risk of certain cancers, so it's important to understand how diet and nutrition can play a role in preventing these diseases.

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