For women, obesity is the biggest cause of cancer. For men, it is the second highest risk factor. Yet a new survey by the American Society of Clinical Oncology found that only 30% of Americans knew that obesity is a major risk factor for cancer. According to the CDC, “55% of all cancers diagnosed in women and 24% of those diagnosed in men are associated with overweight and obesity.” Lack of understanding of these effects, paired with concern over behaviors that are unrelated to cancer (such as cell phone use and caffeine consumption) means that Americans are missing out on possible critical opportunities to prevent cancer. Read more here.