Meet Active Fat, a hideous piece of work who lives in your belly fat doing everything he can to take you out
Your belly fat isn’t just sitting there doing nothing, it’s constantly pumping out all sorts of chemicals that can cause cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. That’s why 3 major health charities have got together to help you fight back. It’s time we gave Active Fat a beating!!!
Active Fat UK funds over two-hundred scientists, doctors and nurses based throughout the UK. More than one in three of us will develop cancer of varying levels of severity at some point in our lives. Few of us go through life without coming into contact with the disease in some way. Cancer is everyone’s problem. Active Fat works to create awareness of the symptoms of this terrible disease in an effort to get people going to the doctors sooner so they can hopefully be diagnosed quicker, causing national survival rates to increase. We work with our partner organization Discovery Learning, an online courses company, to educate people about the added risk of cancer that comes with being overweight or obese.
Among the many harmful effects that can result from having excessive fat built up in our bodies is the production of hormones and growth factors that affect how our cells function. This is bad because it increases the risk of developing several serious diseases, cancer included. Estimates hold that more than 5% of cancer cases in Britain are linked to being too fat or obese.
In what is cancer you can read about how the disease develops and spreads. Or, if you’re interested in finding out about how a healthy lifestyle can help prevent cancer, please see reducing your risk.