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Hello Loyal Soup People! Every few weeks, I sound the alarm bells about the dangers of obesity and diabetes. I just read another article on this subject that propelled me to dedicate another column to this matter.

According to research, excess weight and diabetes are directly linked to higher rates of cancer. Researchers recently found that four percent of cancer cases were caused by obesity, or even just excess weight, and two percent were caused by diabetes.

Even more, both conditions (obesity and diabetes), lead to biological differences including high sugar levels and chronic inflammation – both of which can cause cancer and other illnesses such as heart disease.

According to recent data, approximately 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and more than two billion adults are obese. We clearly have our work cut out for us. The need to focus on proper diet and exercise has never been more urgent.

*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!