Cynthia Buffington, Ph.D., is a world-renowned expert on the health impact of obesity. She's also the Director of research and education at Florida Hospital Celebration Health's Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute.
She says obesity is the most serious health threat that exists, not just in the U.S. but throughout the world.
She challenges those who say obesity epidemic is more hype than reality and describes just how much of a correlation there is between obesity and life-threatening diseases.
Dr. Buffington defines the differences between being overweight and being obese, and explains the best ways to measure both. Plus, find out more about the link between cancer and obesity, including the shocking number of cancer deaths that occur each year as a result of obesity.
Dr. Buffington also shares which foods and what kind of diets are optimal for fighting cancer.
Did you know that there are certain forms of cancer that cause you to gain weight after diagnosis? She explains how that weight gain impacts the risk of cancer recurrence and mortality.
She isn't just talking in theory here. Dr. Buffington shares her personal struggles as a cancer survivor who gained nearly 40 pounds after her diagnosis three years ago. Find out what's she doing and what you can learn from her example.For more tips on creating a healthy lifestyle for you and your family, visit healthy100.org.
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