Research compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control have found that being overweight and/or obese are linked to at least 13 different kinds of cancer. The study looked at cancers in U.S. adults age 50-74 and found a startling divide. From 2005-2014, cancers associated with being overweight or obese rose 7 percent while those not associated with those conditions experienced a 13 percent drop.

The CDC study found that 2 in 3 U.S. adults weigh more than recommended, with more than 630,000 Americans diagnosed with a cancer associated with overweight and obesity. And for financial professionals who work with clients struggling with weight and health issues, here's an opportunity for discussion. According to the CDC, education can play a key role in better health and more than half of Americans don't know that being overweight or obese can increase their risk for cancer.

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