Could one third of cancer deaths in Minnesota be avoided through weight loss? That's what a new report by the American Cancer Society is suggesting. They say 9,000 Minnesotans die from cancer every year, and American Cancer Society Spokesman Lou Harvin says it doesn't have to be this way.

Harvin says over half of all stomach and esophagile cancers can be directly linked to obesity. He recommends doing simple things like cutting back on sweets and processed foods and well as getting daily exercise, which are solid ways to decrease your cancer odds.