Excess body weight increases the risk of many diseases, including cancer of the pancreas, breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, uterus and gall bladder.
The research experts concluded that out of 123 thousand cases of cancer, 18 percent (or 22 thousand cases) can be prevented.
Experts of the World Cancer Research Fund have summarized all the latest research on cancer. Researchers concluded that, for example, 1 257 cases of pancreatic cancer could not be, if the patients are more attentive to their weight.
Professor Alan Jackson of Southampton University, said that "a significant number of people do not get sick, if maintained a healthy weight of his body."
The new report focuses on pancreatic cancer — the fifth in the degree of mortality, leaves the patient very little chance of survival.
"The first year after the diagnosis is made, has not more than one patient out of five. But we found that 15 percent of new infections can be avoided by taking steps to maintain a healthy body weight. "
Especially big problems with overweight in women, a figure which increasingly takes the form of "apple." In a study involving 54 thousand people showed that waist circumference by 5 cm greater than 80 "healthy" inches, means getting into the risk of cancer.
Specialists nonprofit Nuffield Health claim that "the deposition of fat in the abdominal region, measured waist circumference, is an even better indicator of obesity than body mass index."
However, according to the results of several independent studies, some people with obesity are in fairly good shape, and they have not observed predisposition to diseases related to obesity or obesity — diabetes, differential pressure or cancer.
These "sports" fat men, according to researchers from Spain and Sweden to die from heart disease or cancer by 30-50 per cent less than the "non-sports".
Dr. Francisco Ortega, who led one of the studies, said: "It has long been known that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, some obese people appear to be spared the problems of metabolism associated with obesity. "
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