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Cancer and fat: New findings concerning the connection

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Being chubby is a known risk factor for developing certain cancers. But exactly which kinds of cancer are linked to obesity is debated. A study published on February 28, 2017 BMJ The aim is to cut back it. European researchers reviewed nearly 100 large reviews of observational studies that searched for a link between being chubby and developing cancer.

Of the 36 kinds of cancer diagnosed, the researchers found strong evidence of an association with obesity for 11 — colon, rectal, biliary tract (liver and gallbladder), pancreas, breast, endometrium (uterine lining), ovary, kidney, and gastric cardia (junction of esophagus and stomach); a certain variety of esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma); and a variety of bone marrow cancer (multiple myeloma). Researchers said there could also be a link between obesity and other cancers, but thus far the evidence is comparatively weak.

We know obesity is a cancer risk factor which you can change through exercise and eating regimen. Make sure you might be doing at the least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, resembling brisk walking. And when you're chubby, confer with your doctor or nutritionist about whether you could change your eating habits.