As obesity continues to spread across industrialized nations, scientists and health officials are finding more cause for concern with the discovery of new and disturbing health risks. Severe obesity has long been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, but recent evidence points to an association with 17 common types of cancer. At Beverly Hills Physicians, in addition to offering a wide variety of outstanding health and beauty procedures and services, we are proudly dedicated to the fight against obesity and its risks, including cancer.
A new study, conducted by the UK’s Clinical Practice Research Datalink and published in the Lancet medical journal, concludes that obesity could be the cause of more than 12,000 cases of cancer a year. After the research team measured the body mass index (BMI) of over a million people, they found that, out of twenty-two cancer types, seventeen were linked to obesity including leukemia, breast cancer, and colon cancer. It further finds that the amount of weight affects the degree of risk. The study states that an average increase of ten pounds within the general population will lead to an additional 3,790 new cases of cancer within a year.
In the United States, over 69 percent of adults are overweight or obese. At BHP, we seek to help individuals struggling with weight issues with a range of treatments options including numerous safe and well proven surgeries. We work with patients to find the right option that’s best for their own personal needs.
Most people with severe obesity are well aware of the dangers to their health, yet feel trapped within their circumstance due to lacking results from diet and exercise programs, or—failed surgeries. At the same time, it’s important not to give in to feelings of hopelessness when it comes to your weight and your health.
Where you go for bariatric treatment matters a lot, and our first-rate medical team at Beverly Hills Physicians provides outstanding care that delivers the results patients need. We also have extensive expertise with resolving failed surgeries and can safely remedy associated side effects or properly redo weight loss procedures that have produced complications and/or disappointing results.