Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Does obesity cause cancer?

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Unfortunately, body fatness does contribute to cancer and for some types of cancer the evidence is extremely strong. The most convincing link between obesity and cancer is for cancers of the following organs:

  • Oesophagus (adenocarcinoma)
  • Pancreas
  • Colorectum
  • Breast (postmenopausal women only)
  • Endometrium
  • Kidney

 

There is evidence of a probable link between cancer and body fat for:

Gall bladder cancer

 

If you have a marked increase in your waist measurement you amplify the likelihood of cancer of the colorectum, endometrium, pancreas and breast (postmenopausal).

Weight loss reduces the likelihood of obesity-related cancers remarkably. In fact it more than halves the likelihood. In fact, obesity related cancer is preventable within 7 years of substantial weight reduction according to some studies.

 

Summary:

There is clear evidence that weight loss can reverse disease processes. It is never too late to improve your health.

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