You're carrying some extra weight around and it's obvious that it can take a toll on your self-esteem, make you feel slow and sluggish, and raise your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease...
But now, researchers have suggested that there's a strong link between extra weight and cancer, too - a number of different types of cancer, in fact! While it's true that most cases of cancer occur due... ››› more
According to a new study published in Gut, a journal of The BMJ, teenagers who are very overweight or obese are more than twice as likely to develop bowel cancer by middle age.
Researchers followed nearly 240,000 Swedish males for 35 years to reach their findings. The World Cancer Research Fund commented on the findings saying the link between teenage obesity and bowel cancer is “strong”.
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A new study has uncovered that obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year.
If you're overweight or obese and think your excess kilos aren't putting you at an increased cancer risk, think again.
Read on for the inside scoop on what the study found.
Interesting study shows a link between obesity and cancer
The study analysed data from 184 coun... ››› more
Obesity is the reason one in five people die. But did you know it's also the cause of many different types of cancer according to the National Institutes of Health. And they say it's worse for women than it is men.
In fact, as a women, having a Body Mass Index (BMI) higher than 30.0 means your risk of at least seven different types of cancer soars.
It starts with a 25% increased breast can... ››› more
Around 937 million people worldwide are either overweight or obese.
In fact, studies show that because of the steady increase in obesity cases, the number of years people lose because of obesity-related illnesses has passed the number of years people lose because of smoking.
Some of the most common illnesses associated with obesity are diabetes, heart disease and organ failure, but recentl... ››› more
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