Dr. Brackett believes the link between obesity and breast cancer does not end there. He says obesity plays a role in uterine, kidney, pancreatic and colon cancers, not to mention other potentially deadly diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Just as the study suggests, he says people who want to increase their chances of living a healthy life need to pay better attention to what they’re eating.
“Cheetos and Fritos are finger-licking good,” he says. “But they have no nutritional value.”
He urges people to put the chips and high-sugar carbohydrates and starches aside and focus on eating fruits and vegetables, limiting consumption of red meat and eating organic foods as much as possible.
“If it grows out of the ground, it’s good,” he says.
He says obesity is as significant a danger to people’s health as smoking cigarettes. He encourages people to strive for a body mass index of 26 or lower.
“Changing your diet can be difficult,” he says, “but it can save your life.”