How Excess Weight Really Affects Cancer Risk

Cancer is a catch-all term for normal cells that suddenly start dividing and lack the turn-off trigger. This forms a tumor. If the cells break off (metastasize), they can spread cancer to other parts of the body. Cancer is blamed on viruses, radiation, toxins, and dozens of other causes.

Too much body fat contributes to the development of cancer. The more weight you gain as an adult, the greater your risk for the following cancers.

The exact whys are generally unknown, but as you read through the startling list of cancers associated with obesity, you’ll notice a common suspected mechanism.

It’s enough to make you lose weight!

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