Weight loss in a moderate manner is capable of decreasing the levels of inflammation that have been associated with risks of certain types of cancers, specifically in postmenopausal women suggests a new study.
As per the findings the older women have lost about 5 percent of their entire body weight using diet alone or the diet plus exercise. It showed considerable reductions in the inflammatory blood markers such as interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein.
What are the main drivers of heart disease and cancer?
Besides the risk associated with heart disease, the increased levels of these blood markers have also been linked to the elevated risk of different types of cancers such as lung, breast, colon, and endometrial cancer.
Dr. Anne McTiernan, who is the director of Seattle’s Prevention Center at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center said that weight loss induced through calorie reduction and increase in exercise are potentially important in reducing the cancer risk in women who are overweight.
In a study, it was proved that obese women who lost a considerable amount of weight in a healthy manner were at a lesser risk of getting cancer. The main reason behind this is that obesity is mainly a driver of the inflammatory state, and when this is reversed, the process can reverse problems such as diabetes and cancer.
How can you ensure a healthy weight loss regime?
To lose weight in a healthy manner, it is important that you maintain a balance of diet and exercise. You must ensure that you eat only healthy whole grain foods and superfoods that are rich in fiber, other essential nutrients, and less in calories and fat.
Also, you must ensure that you do at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, whether it is simple walking, yoga, or gym workout. This will further support your weight loss goals and give you a healthy life.