Reach Us +44-1904-929220
Obesity: Is it an Independent Risk Factor for Diabetes and Cancer? | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 1747-0862

Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Review Article

Obesity: Is it an Independent Risk Factor for Diabetes and Cancer?

Jalal Hejazi1,2 and Reza Rastmanesh1,2*

1Department of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2National Nutrition and Food Sciences Technology Research Institute, Tehran, Iran

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Reza Rastmanesh
Faculty of Nutrition, Arghavane Gharbi
Farahzadi Blvd, Shahrake Gharb
PO Box 19395-4741, Tehran, Iran
Tel: 9821-22357484
Fax: 9821-22360660
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: September 13, 2013; Accepted Date: October 08, 2013; Published Date: October 14, 2013

Citation: Hejazi J, Rastmanesh R (2013) Obesity: Is it an Independent Risk Factor for Diabetes and Cancer? J Mol Genet Med S1:002. doi:10.4172/1747-0862.S1-002

Copyright: © 2013 Hejazi J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited


Today obesity is known as a causal or a strong risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) and many of
common cancers; however, is really obesity an independent risk factor for diabetes mellitus and cancer?
Studying the etiology of obesity, T2D and many types of cancers, we can see important common players.
Genetic and epigenetic similarities between the diseases, role of microbiota in their development and progression, effect of life style related factors such as physical activity, diet and etc., are some of these players. Based on these evidences and also with recent identification of metabolically healthy obese individuals, the obese individuals whose mortality and morbidity rate is the same as non-obese people, we can conclude that obesity is not an independent risk factor for diabetes or cancer per se, and it is probably results from the same risk factors as these diseases. In this review we will explain the similarities between pathophysiology of obesity, cancer and diabetes and also coexisting conditions with obesity which may relate to cancer and T2D.

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Business & Management Journals


[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version