In my humble opinion, this article (like many others) speaks to only one possible piece of a multitude of possible pieces that are potential causes for cancer.
If you are overweight, does it mean you will definitely get cancer? No.
If you are fit and lean, does it mean you are 'safe' from getting cancer? No.
Long and short, there's no guarantees. But we gotta do whatever we can to minimize any potential risks, right? Worst case scenario, you lose some weight and get fit so that you can better tolerate any treatments you may have to endure.
Great article ashcon There are so many contributing factors that lead to cancer . Some we can alter the risk and some we can't counteract
I found this list "The most common risk factors for cancer include aging, tobacco, sun exposure, radiation exposure, chemicals and other substances, some viruses and bacteria, certain hormones, family history of cancer, alcohol, poor diet, lack of physical activity, or being overweight." here.
Thanks for posting the link to the article! I wanted to share a resource that Alberta Health Services includes on their resource list for newly diagnosed persons:
"Fight Breast Cancer with Exercise" written by Dr. Jeff Vallance and Dr. Kerry Courneya. I was able to borrow it from the library and have just started it, so can't give a summary today. I have read that there is a lot of research into exercise and it being used as a complementary therapy for us. More food for thought.....