Being overweight is a common risk factor for several health conditions, however, recent studies confirm the association of obesity with certain cancer types.
-A recent study conducted by researchers from Harvard focused on understanding if being overweight would put an individual at an increased risk of cancer.
-In the study, the researchers reviewed about 100 published articles and evaluated about 36 types of cancer to understand the relation between cancer and obesity.
-As per the study, of the 36 cancer types studied 11 cancer types (colon, rectum, biliary tract (liver and gallbladder), pancreas, breast, endometrium (uterine lining), ovary, kidney, and the gastric cardia) were found to be associated with increased risk of obesity.
-Experts also suggested that there may be a link between obesity and other cancers, but so far the evidence is relatively weak.
-Findings were published in the British Medical Journal
Source: British Medical Journal