Medindia

X

Weight Cycling Not Linked to Cancer Risk in Men or Women: American Cancer Society

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  August 10, 2015 at 12:02 AM Cancer News   - G J E 4
Weight cycling refers to the repeated loss and regain of body weight. Almost half of American adults report that they are trying to lose weight, and with most weight loss not maintained, weight cycling is becoming very common. A new study by the American Cancer Society suggests that yo-yo dieting or weight cycling is not associated with increased risk of cancer in men or women after adjusting for Body Mass Index and other factors.
 Weight Cycling Not Linked to Cancer Risk in Men or Women: American Cancer Society
Weight Cycling Not Linked to Cancer Risk in Men or Women: American Cancer Society
Advertisement

For the study, researcher Victoria Stevens examined weight cycling and cancer among more than 132,000 men and women enrolled in the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort. The team looked at weight cycling and incidence for all cancer and 15 individual cancers. More than 25,000 study participants developed cancer during 17 years of study.

Advertisement
Stevens said, "The current study should be reassuring for the millions of Americans struggling to lose weight. Our findings suggested that overweight and obese individuals shouldn't let fears about their ability to maintain weight loss keep them from trying to lose weight in the first place."

The study is published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All