Podcast Personal Well-Being

What We Know About the Link Between Cancer and Obesity

We know that obesity is often linked to cancer. But did you know there are a few things you can do to slow the speed at which obesity and cancer can occur?

We sat down with entrepreneurial executive and behavioral epidemiologist, Dr. Kate Wolin who shared the details of obesity and its relationship to cancer and our social determinants of health. Dr. Wolin shed light on what we can do to reduce our risk of cancer and how to set smart goals for our health.

Topics include:

  • The links between cancer risk, cancer survivorship and obesity.
  • Demystifying body mass index (BMI) and our relationship to food.  
  • How the context in which you live can determine your health outcomes. 
  • Top eight tips to reduce risk of cancer and manage weight. 
  • What’s necessary for cancer survivors to stay healthy.  
  • The importance of progression in setting smart weight goals.

About our Guest

Dr. Kate Wolin has over 20 years of experience combining behavioral medicine, user-centered design and data science to deliver effective health behavior change solutions. Dr. Wolin received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Tufts University, where she then went on to earn her doctorate in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She then completed an NCI post-doctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University.  

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