Trimming the Risk Factors: A Lighter Longer Life

4 September 2019
Trimming the Risk Factors_A lighter longer life

A longer, lighter life: manage obesity and cancer risk with a few simple steps

 We’ve all heard the stats: 67% of Australian adults are overweight or obese, obesity rates are increasing, and there is now a known link between being overweight and increased cancer risk.

 In fact, research evidence has consistently shown that excess weight is a risk factor in the development of a range of cancer types, including endometrial, oesophageal, liver, kidney, blood, pancreatic and breast cancers, among others.

 The evidence might paint a gloomy picture, but there’s good news ahead: an upcoming public event from the UNSW-based Translational Cancer Research Network is set to help everyday people employ simple steps to manage their weight and reduce cancer risk.

 The Information Session - A Longer, Lighter Life: Trimming the Risk Factors, will bring together leading and trusted clinicians and health professionals with take-home messages in the field of diet, weight management and exercise as well as non-judgemental advice on everything from eating for better health to increasing incidental and other types of exercise.

“Reducing cancer risk doesn’t have to be an arduous process – in fact, we’re hoping to demonstrate through this event that small changes truly add up,” says TCRN Director and leading pancreatic cancer researcher and clinician, Professor David Goldstein.

“For example, even basic exercise plays a role in reducing the risk of many cancers, as well as reducing the risk of cancer recurrence for people previously diagnosed with the disease.”

The Lighter, Longer Life initiative is a FREE EVENT. If you or someone you know could benefit from expert and simple advice on weight management and general health optimisation, we hope you will take the time to attend.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 24 September Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

Location: Waverley Library, 32 – 38 Denison Street Bondi Junction

(Parking is available underneath the library or in the surrounding streets. The library is 7 minutes walk from Bondi Junction Station)