Obesity and Cancer

More than two-thirds of adults are obese and overweight.  That means they have too much of body fat compared to lean body tissue, such as muscle. More factors cause people to become obese or overweight, including hormonal imbalance, genetic, emotional, and cultural factors. People who are overweight have a higher risk of many serious health conditions, high blood pressure,  including type-2 diabetes, and heart disease. Obesity or overweight is also associated with an increased risk of cancer. Higher levels of insulin and insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which may leads to cancers develop development. Fatty cells may also affect processes that regulate cancer cell growth.

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Esophageal adenocarcinoma
  • Gastric cardiac cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Renal cell cancer

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