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Be Well: Obesity & Cancer --WVIZ/PBS Ideastream

The Be Well: Obesity & Cancer shares the stories of Northeast Ohio residents that wrestle with a serious consequence of obesity, cancer. Some preventative measures are explored in an interview with leading physicians in this field of medicine.


See the documentary below and find related information from NetWellness.  You may also want to explore the NetWellness Healthy Weight Center topic or the NetWellness Cancer Center to find in-depth information.

You can also find much more information on the program as well as resources in Northeast Ohio at ideastream: Be Well: Obesity & Cancer


Be Well: Obesity & Cancer


Diagnosed with endometrial cancer, hear the story of Rosie Nagy who is encouraged to maintain a healthier weight in order to increase her chances of recovery. Then learn about Bill Recktor who was diagnosed and treated for esophageal cancer. Both Rosie and Bill use exercise in addition to a change in diet, to aid in their recovery.





Reporter Gretchen Cuda discusses the correlation between obesity and cancer with researchers Dr. Joe Nadeau and Dr. Colleen Croniger. Embracing a healthier lifestyle can greatly reduce the risk of cancer.



Dr. Nale Berger of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Dr. Dale Shephard of the Cleveland Clinic also weight on the shocking connection between obesity and cancer and why prevention is truly the key to reducing the obesity epidemic.


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Last Reviewed: Feb 17, 2014