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Overweight and obesity

Post by on Sunday, October 3, 2021

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Overweight and obesity can cause changes in the body that help lead to cancer. These changes can include long-lasting inflammation and higher than normal levels of insulin, insulin-like growth factor, and sex hormones. The risk of cancer increases with the more excess weight a person gains and the longer a person is overweight. People should maintain their weight by adopting healthy lifestyle, eating healthy diet, and by participating in different types of sports. Other risk factors can also contribute to these cancers like hormone levels, changes (called mutations) in genes, long-lasting infections, and tobacco and alcohol use. Being overweight or having obesity doesn’t mean that someone will definitely get cancer. But it does mean that they are more likely to get cancer than if they kept a healthy weight. More than 90% of new obesity-related cancers occur in men and women who are 50 years old or older. Further obesity is main risk factor diabetes type 2, hypertension, dyslipedemia, hypertension , coronary artery disease, osteoarthritis and slipped femoral capital head.
Dr Suhail Naik
Lecturer Pediatrics G B pant GMC

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