Obesity and Cancer

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, 8 different cancer types are linked to obesity, namely, gastric cardia, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, ovaries, and thyroid, in addition to multiple myeloma and meningioma—a type of brain tumor. This data was published in the New England Journal of medicine August 2016 (doi: 10.1056/NEJMsr1606602).

This report follows that published in 2002 linking obesity to  colorectal cancer, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, renal cell carcinoma, postmenopausal breast cancer, and uterine cancer, bringing the total number of cancers linked to being overweight or obese  to 13




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