Cancer and Chronic Diseases Linked to Obesity, Warns Freedman Chiropractic Center

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freedman Chiropractic Center, LLC has been warning patients about the link between obesity and an increased risk for certain health problems, including cancer and chronic diseases. Approximately 37 percent of American adults are classified as obese, according to the National Institutes of Health. Obesity rates in children and adolescents are also at an all-time high. Dr. Freedman says that determining waist-to-hip ratio is most effective for determining visceral levels of fat that are linked to heart diseases, diabetes and cancer. Freedman Chiropractic Center offers the ChiroTHIN Weight Loss Program to assist patients with doctor supervised weight loss and nutrition/lifestyle changes to maintain healthier weight. East Brunswick chiropractor Dr. Ken Freedman is working with patients to help them safely lose weight and reduce the risk for obesity-linked health problems.

Obesity is linked to an increased risk for cancers of the esophagus, breast (postmenopausal), endometrium (the lining of the uterus), colon and rectum, kidney, pancreas, thyroid and gallbladder. Obesity also increases the risk for coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.

Extra weight also places additional strain on the heart and may contribute to osteoarthritis and joint deterioration, warns Dr. Freedman. “Every extra pound of fat you carry is the equivalent to four additional pounds of pressure on the lower back,” said Dr. Freedman. “It’s no surprise that obese individuals experience more joint and knee pain, along with general aches. If they are not experiencing these problems yet …wait!”

“The extra pounds can make exercise painful and weight loss more difficult. More than one out of three Americans are obese which means these individuals are at elevated risk for heart disease, cancer and a host of health problems,” said Dr. Freedman. “I know firsthand how challenging it can be to lose weight, and I am hoping my own weight loss journey can inspire others to take control of their health and get in shape today.”

Dr. Freedman lost 40 pounds in about six weeks while on his program. He channels his weight loss experience into supporting patients with the ChiroTHIN Weight Loss program at Freedman Chiropractic Center.

The ChiroTHIN Weight Loss Program offered at Freedman Chiropractic Center uses no drugs, hormones, exercise, prepackaged foods, shakes or bars. Instead, the program emphasizes a quick victory with healthy, long-term weight loss success through a combination of customized dietary changes. “The ChiroTHIN Weight Loss Program is designed to help patients safely lose weight and maintain this weight loss by teaching long-term weight management techniques,” said Dr. Freedman. “For example, we show patients how to shop the local supermarket and prepare healthful meals at home that are low-glycemic and anti-inflammatory. These foods reduce cravings, increase energy and support long-term health.”

Freedman Chiropractic Center provides personalized chiropractic and wellness care which include chiropractic care, Reiki and weight loss, nutrition and purification. To schedule a consultation at no charge or obligation call (732) 254-601 or visit

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