Obesity may increase your cancer risk

August 14, 2014 7:36 AM

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Obesity may increase your cancer risk

A new research led by Dr Krishnan Bhaskaran suggested that people who are overweight or obese might have an increased risk of developing common cancers like liver, colon, ovaries and post-menopausal breast cancer. According to Dr Bhaskaran there exists a lot of variation in the effect of body mass index (BMI) on development of various, as reported by the BBC.

He explained the relationship with the help of an example, saying that the risk of uterus cancer increased substantially in people with a higher body mass index. For others cancer they saw a more reserved increase in risk or no effect at all. Bhaskaran added that this variation told them that BMI mu...

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