Ticking Cancer Time Bomb for young obese adults

The recent Journal Lancet, published a study revealing that the obesity epidemic is increasing the terrifying appearance of many cancers in young people.  According to the article, there is an increase in cancer of up to between 50-80% in the following cancers: Uterine and esophageal, colon, gallbladder, kidney, liver, pancreas, upper stomach and brain membranes.  For obese women, there is a 7 times increase in uterine cancer.  Six of the listed cancers are rapidly rising in people ages 25-49 and the incidence is rising at a 2-6% rate yearly.  There is a suggestion that reducing ones obesity may reduce the risk of some of these cancer.

 

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