Obesity is significant factor for cancer development in women

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Risk of developing a weight-related cancer is increased for obese women by approximately 40% compared with the risk for women of a healthy weight, according to new statistics released by Cancer Research UK.

The seven types of cancer linked to body weight include bowel, postmenopausal breast, gallbladder, uterine, kidney, pancreatic, and esophageal cancers. In the UK, approximately 18,000 women develop cancer due to obesity or overweight each year.

Researchers acknowledge that losing weight can be challenging, and they recommend people start with small changes that increase their activity levels and food consumption.

Lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, and reducing alcohol intake are solid measures each person can take to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

Two dietary recommendations emerge as effective measures for reducing risk of obesity-related cancer
Risk of developing a weight-related cancer is increased for obese women.
According to Cancer Research UK statistics, being obese can cause at least seven types of cancer. Credit: Cancer Research UKObese women have around a 40 per cent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK today.
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