Keeping cancer and heart disease at bay requires constant vigilance.
The risk for getting both diseases is high, but there are many opportunities to fight back.
Obesity continues to prevail as a leading risk factor for both heart disease and cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.
In 2014, nearly 1 in 3 Americans was obese, and that number is increasing steadily.
Among the 65-plus population the number drops to 23 percent.