Obesity now linked to 12 cancers

It is set to overtake smoking as the number one cause

Obesity is associated with as many as 12 different forms of cancer, up from seven a decade ago.

obese woman cancer risk

A major new report presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna confirms cancers of the liver, ovary, prostate (advanced), stomach, mouth and throat, bowel, breast (post-menopause), gallbladder, kidney, oesophagus, pancreas and uterus are all linked to obesity.

Up to 40% of cancers are preventable, according to the report from

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