Published On: Mon, Oct 26th, 2015

Obesity can be a cause of cancer

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Obesity can be a cause of cancer

People want to remain fit to look gorgeous. Over weighted people look unpleasant on the one hand and obesity develops many diseases on the other hand. Now you should lose weight if you are overweight in order to avoid cancer. Yeah cancer, which is a dangerous disease, can be caused due to obesity. A new study says which has analysed data relating to more than five million people and has found links between obesity and cancer.

According to the research, published in the journal Lancet, additional to 12,000 new cancers each year in Britain alone are linked with being overweight, it has been reported.

Investigators have found that for each five-point enhance in an individual’s body mass index (BMI), they could be 62 percent additional likely to be identified with cancer of the uterus, and 25 percent more probable to develop kidney cancer.

Weight-loss specialist and NHS advisor Sally Norton was cited as saying by the daily “One of the ways being overweight increases the risk of cancer lies in the fact that excess fat doesn’t just sit around your middle doing nothing — it produces hormones, one of which is oestrogen”.

She added that “After menopause, when the ovaries have stopped producing hormones, fat is the main source of oestrogen. This means that post-menopausal women who are overweight are at a greater risk of tumours that are stimulated by oestrogen”.

Surplus fat not only amplify the jeopardy of some breast cancers, it also causes to be treatment less efficient. ”As many as 41 percent of womb cancers may be attributable to obesity,” said Norton.

In the case of males, being over weighted amplifies the possibility of colon cancer. ”It is more likely in people with a higher waist to hip ratio and may be associated with increased insulin levels, seen in type 2 diabetes,” Norton said.

Approximately 10 percent of colon cancers are associated to fitness, and liver cancer is also considered to be associated to it.

 

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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