The prevalence of obesity in the United States has increased substantially from 12.7% to 31.7% since 1980. We may be aware of the many diseases and health conditions that obesity is associated with such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems as well as stroke and coronary heart disease. But now cancer may be added to that list.
One theory is that excess fat cells could effect the level of hormones in the body. A recent study shares some interesting data.
In the meantime…get out and take a walk.
AP – Being obese or even overweight may increase a person’s risk of developing up to a dozen different types of cancer, European researchers report in a new study.
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