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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 9 months ago

Does obesity cause cancer?

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  • 9 months ago

    Obesity has been associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer (among postmenopausal women), endometrial cancer, kidney cancer, thyroid cancer, liver cancer and gallbladder cancer. Obesity may also lead to increased cancer-related mortality.

    Links:-

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity

    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007297.htm

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  • 9 months ago

    Yes, overweight and obesity is the cause of cancer. A recent review by the American Cancer Society found that obesity fuels cancer development. As a matter of fact, what the researchers found was that younger millennials are more in danger of both getting obese and of getting obesity-related cancers. Also, the rates of baby boomers with respect to obesity-related cancer were much lower than rates from millennials.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Obesity causes a lot of health issues.

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  • LAN
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Why is it people will never learn the difference between "cause" and "increased risk"?

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  • 9 months ago

    Obesity, Weight, and Cancer Risk | Cancer.Net

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    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&so...

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  • Pippin
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    It is a risk factor in several types. It's not 'the cause.'

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  • lo_mcg
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Obesity is a known risk factor in 13 of the 200+ types of cancer.

    Some of those 13 cancers are rare, some are far more common. The 13 types are:

    breast (in women after the menopause)

    bowel

    pancreatic

    oesophageal

    liver

    kidney

    upper stomach

    gallbladder

    womb

    ovarian

    thyroid

    multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer)

    meningioma (a type of brain cancer)

    Edit* As some have pointed out, a risk factor is not a cause. The difference? Well, insurance companies regard 'being male' as a risk factor for having a car crash, but being male doesn't cause car crashes. It simply statistically increases your risk of having one

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Cancer isn't caused by fat cells, cancer is caused by cancer cells. Being fat might increase your chances of getting cancer cells tho.

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