The best 5 weight loss tips without exercise.
Among many other health risks, being overweight or obese puts a person at elevated risk for developing various types of cancer. Experts theorize that obesity promotes inflammation, and inflammation has been linked to the promotion of cancer. So taking an ordinary daily aspirin has been proposed as one way to reduce the additional risk.
And new research indicates that it works. In an international study of people at elevated risk for cancer due to a being overweight—and a family history of cancer—investigators found that taking a daily dose of over-the-counter aspirin slashed the additional risk down to levels found among the general public. Among people who are overweight, for example, having a genetic disorder called Lynch Syndrome, in which certain genes involved in the repair of defective DNA are faulty, the risk of developing cancer is about 50%. Among these people, being overweight more than doubles the risk of colon cancer. But, over the course of a decade, if these at-risk individuals took a daily aspirin, they were able to reduce their relative risk of cancer.
"This is important for people with Lynch Syndrome, but affects the rest of us too,” said Sir John Burn, professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University. “Lots of people struggle with their weight and this suggests the extra cancer risk can be cancelled by taking an aspirin…This research adds to the growing body of evidence which links an increased inflammatory process to an increased risk of cancer. Obesity increases the inflammatory response. One explanation for our findings is that the aspirin may be suppressing that inflammation which opens up new avenues of research into the cause of cancer."
The massive, multi-country study is ambitiously following people with Lynch Syndrome for more than a decade, in some cases. Professor John Mathers, Professor of Human Nutrition at Newcastle University, who led this part of the study said: "The lesson for all of us is that everyone should try to maintain a healthy weight and for those already obese the best thing is to lose weight. However, for many patients this can be very difficult so a simple aspirin may be able to help this group.”
Professor Tim Bishop, from the University of Leeds, added: "Our study suggests that the daily aspirin dose of 600 mg per day removed the majority of the increased risk associated with higher BMI. However, this needs to be shown in a further study to confirm the extent of the protective power of the aspirin with respect to BMI."
5 weight loss tips that don't make you sweat:
1) Get more sleep
2) Don't skip meals
3) Hydrate with a pinch of Celtic sea salt
4) Keep a food journal
5) Throw out your scale
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