Sep 13, 2016

More cancers are tied to obesity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, health

Interesting article overall; however, I have noticed many Gastric Bypass patients from my area who drastically loss weight quickly within a year had stomach, throat, and esophageal cancer. As with obesity being a trigger, I believe drastically changes with the body such as massive weight loss quickly could also trigger a cancer gene mutation. I would love to connect with others working of this type of research.

A review of more than a thousand studies has found solid evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk for at least 13 types of cancer.

The study was conducted by a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation.

Strong evidence was already available to link five cancers to being overweight or obese: adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, colorectal cancer, breast cancer in postmenopausal women, and uterine and kidney cancers.

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