According to medicinenet.com, nearly 70% of Americans are overweight or obese -- and those extra pounds drive up your chances of several types of cancer, including in your esophagus, pancreas, colon, kidneys, and thyroid gland. According to the site with fewer people smoking, obesity may pass tobacco as the top preventable cause of cancer. They say, if every adult in the U.S. cut their body mass index (a measure of your body fat) by 1%, it might cut the number of new cases by as many as 100,000.
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