New Report Links Obesity and Cancer

A new report compiled by the World Cancer Research Fund has linked excessive body fat to 12 different types of cancer. This report found that obesity increased a person’s risk of getting a variety of cancers:

  • Colorectum
  • Endometrium
  • Esophagus
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Mouth
  • Ovary
  • Pancreas
  • Prostate
  • Stomach

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, the prevalence of obesity has increased at the all-time fastest rate, so they agency has made recommendations to mitigate cancer risks. These include increasing physical activity, limiting fast food consumption, and eating a healthy diet. Additionally, it is recommended that nutritional needs are satisfied through diet alone rather than relying on supplements.

These findings were published in United Press International on May 24, 2018.

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