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Obesity increases cancer risk -latest research

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According to the latest statistics released by Cancer Research UK, obese women have around one in four risk of developing a cancer linked to weight gain in their lifetime. Out of 1,000 obese women, 274 will be diagnosed with a bodyweight-linked cancer in their lifetime in comparison to 194 women diagnosed in a group of 1,000 healthy weight women.

So Obese women have around 40 per cent higher risk of developing at least seven types of cancer in their lifetime including bowel, post-menopausal breast, gallbladder, womb, kidney, pancreatic and oesophageal types.

It is estimated that around 18,000 women develop cancer as a result of being overweight or obese each year. Around 12 per cent of postmenopausal breast cancers – a total of 5,269 women – are caused by obesity. It is the highest number of cases linked to obesity because the cancer is so common.

According to researchers 8.2 per cent of all cancers in women in the UK were caused by being fat. The study also found that around 4.4 per cent of all cancers in men were due to obesity.

Speaking on this research statistic Subodh Gupta celebrity yoga trainer and holistic health consultant based in London said that "all the lifestyle condition such as obesity and diseases even cancer are preventable." He added that “Eating healthy nutritious food is the simple and right solution to get rid of excess body weight effortlessly and become healthy forever.”




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