What is the Second Leading Cause of Cancer, After Smoking?

Obesity is the second leading cause of cancer, after smoking …

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The healthcare community has known for some time that obesity significantly raises the risk of contracting type 2 diabetes, one of the most common chronic diseases in the developed world.  But now scientists have found that obesity is also linked to the development of cancer.  A recent study published in the journal Cancer Research has shown that the cells that create fat (adipose stromal cells) are the same ones that help supply nutrients and oxygen to cancerous tumors.overweight-man-200-300

Obesity is the second-leading cause of cancer after smoking, according to experts from the World Cancer Research Fund.  Researchers claim that obesity increases the risk of at least nine different types of cancer, including that of the breast, bowel, prostate, ovary, uterus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder and esophagus.

There were 1.4 billion obese individuals worldwide in 2008, according to the World Health Organization, and the numbers have been climbing steadily since then…

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