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Obesity and Diabetes Tied to Liver Cancer

For each 2-inch increase in waist circumference, the risk of liver cancer increased by 8 percent.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Every chronic disease, including cancer, is driven by increased inflammation. As you move from simple obesity to metabolic syndrome (indicated by an increased waist circumference) to diabetes, the levels of inflammation increase.  You are also more likely to have a fatty liver indicating that the liver is already inflamed.

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