Scientists estimate that about a third of cancers that occur every year in the US could be prevented by eating a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).

In their report, overweight and obesity are linked to an increased risk of eleven cancers that include: colorectal, endometrial, esophageal, gallbladder, kidney, liver, ovarian, pancreatic, post-menopausal breast, advanced prostate, and stomach cancers.

Your New Year’s Resolution to move more and eat smart may not only make you feel better, it could reduce your cancer risk!

NH CCC works collaboratively with partners, such as DHHS and the American Cancer Society, to share resources and implement strategies to reduce cancer risk in New Hampshire. Learn more about NH CCC strategies to reduce cancer statewide in the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.