Cancer prevention: what is energy balance?
What is energy balance? It may sound like a strange term, but it basically means equalizing the amount of calories you take in with how much you burn through exercise, metabolism and body processes. Since obesity is one of the leading causes of cancer, Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Susan Schembre, Ph.D., R.D., both assistant professors in Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center, study behaviors and biological processes associated with linking energy balance to cancer risk and survival. Listen to Daniel-MacDougall and Schembre share advice on how you can get the proper balance between eating and exercise to stay healthy.