Study: large waistline makes you more prone to certain types of cancer
Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 2:46 pm
According to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, research has shown that a large waistline could also make you more prone to certain types of cancer.
Authors of the research, which tried to draw the link between cancer risk and body fat, revealed that a 5 kilogram per square meter increase in the body mass index (BMI) accounted for a 50% increase in esophageal and uterine cancer risks. The same holds true for kidney and colorectal cancers, where the study found an increase by roughly 30% and up to 10% to 15%, respectively.
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