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Obesity Ups Women’s Cancer Risk 40%

Obesity increases cancer risk by around 40 percent in women, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK. And the list of obesity-related cancers isn't short. The data show that obesity increases the risk of at least seven different kinds of the disease: bowel (colon) cancer, womb (uterine) cancer, post-menopausal breast cancer, gallbladder cancer, kidney cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Inflammation drives both obesity and cancer.  Once the inflammation metastasizes from the adipose tissue to other organs, you have set the stage for increasing the likelihood of cancer.

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