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Cancer and fat: New findings concerning the connection

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Being chubby is a known risk factor for developing certain cancers. But exactly which forms of cancer are linked to obesity is debated. A study published on February 28, 2017 BMJ The aim is to scale back it. European researchers reviewed nearly 100 large reviews of observational studies that found links between being chubby and developing cancer.

Of the 36 forms of cancer diagnosed, the researchers found strong evidence of an association with obesity for 11 — colon, rectum, biliary tract (liver and gallbladder), pancreas, breast, endometrium (uterine lining), ovary, kidney. , and gastric cardia (junction of esophagus and stomach); a certain kind of esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma); and a kind of bone marrow cancer (multiple myeloma). Researchers said there could also be a link between obesity and other cancers, but up to now the evidence is comparatively weak.

We know obesity is a cancer risk factor which you could change through exercise and weight-reduction plan. Make sure you're doing at the least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, equivalent to brisk walking. And should you're chubby, talk over with your doctor or nutritionist about whether you must change your eating habits.