There is a clear and significant link between being overweight or obese and increased risk of many cancers, including cancers of the colon, rectum, esophagus, kidneys, pancreas, breast (in women past menopause), and endometrium (the lining of the uterus). Here are some simple recommendations from the experts, to help you get to and maintain a healthy weight:

EAT MORE vegetables, fruit, fish, grains, legumes, lean meat, poultry (without skin), and low-fat or nonfat dairy products.
DRINK MORE water, skim milk, unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices.
EAT LESS fatty meats, candy, fried foods, pies, cookies and other baked goods, ice cream, cheese, high-fat dairy products.

alcohol, sweetened soft drinks.

EXERCISE To lose weight, try to exercise 35-45 minutes, five times a week. To maintain your weight, 30 minutes, preferably every day, is recommended. But, if you can t find a half-hour chunk of time daily, don t despair. Breaking up the half-hour into smaller segments (two 15-minute blocks or even three 10-minute blocks) works.