OBESITY IS now one of the leading causes of cancer, cancer specialists gathered at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual conference in Chicago have revealed.
They predict that cancer will overtake smoking as the key lifestyle driver of cancer in as little as 10 years.
The cancer experts believe that the huge rise in obesity is responsible for the growth of 10 common cancers, including colon, breast and womb.
They believe that obesity is also causing cancers which have historically been associated with old age, to be diagnosed up to two decades earlier.
25% of Britons are now obese. Britain’s poor diet and over eating issues mean that Britons are literally eating themselves towards an early grave with figures suggesting that up to one in five cancers are caused by obesity.
Obesity is linked to cancer because extra fat in the body can cause hormone imbalances and effect cell behaviour to stimulate tumour growth.