Focusing on Weight Loss, Health and Nutrition from the Wasteland of Post-Katrina New Orleans, home of some of the best, unhealthiest food on the planet.
Thursday, January 4, 2007
You Aren't What You Eat
A study published today from the University of Alabama-Birmingham puts a question mark on the assumption that consuming more calories puts a person at greater risk for cancer. This study, published in the journalCancer Research, found that it's not the number of calories you eat that impacts your cancer risk, but how your body uses its calories. If your body hangs onto extra calories by packing on the pounds, it also makes you more at risk for cancer growth. In other words, cancer risk is more tied to body weight than to calorie consumption.