Know how Obesity increases the risk of Cancer

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obesity gives cancer Obesity is a disease which is associated with many comorbidities like type 2 diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, cardiac disorders. And cancer is one of the most lethal among them. Obesity is said to increase the risk of 13 type of cancers namely breast, oesophagus, thyroid, meningioma, liver, upper stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, kidney, bowel, ovarian, womb and myeloma. Knowing this is not enough, one must pay attention to how obesity increases the risk of cancer in the body. So, here we are listing down the causes –

  • Excessive adipose tissue (or commonly known as fat tissue) in human body creates extremely high amount of oestrogen which is associated with the increased risk of endometrial, ovarian, breast and some other cancers.
  • With obesity there is increased possibility of having high levels of insulin in blood and elevated insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). This condition leads to the development of colon, kidney, prostate and endometrial cancers.
  • Obesity often causes chronic low-level inflammation as fat cells attract immune cells to body tissues. These immune cells release chemicals that cause long lasting inflammation. Over the time, inflammation may result in damage to DNA that leads to cancer.

If you are suffering from obesity, consult a bariatric surgeon immediately to get rid of excessive weight and to save yourself from lot of comorbidities.