The epidemics of obesity and cancer

No simple remedy

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Obesity and cancer are regarded as two major epidemics of the 21st century. It has now been well established that obesity is a cause of several cancers, including cancers of the colon, post-menopausal breast, uterus, pancreas, gall bladder, liver, oesophagus and kidney. It has been estimated that as many as one-third of all cancers can be attributed to an unhealthy diet (such as high caloric intake, high intake of red and processed meat and low intake of fibre) lack of physical activity and obesity. As many as 3% of all the cancers in men and 9% of those in women can be attributed directly to obesity. As a result, the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute of Cancer Research (WCRF/ AICR) have issued guidance on the prevention of cancer in the form of 10 recommendations, one of them being: "be as lean as possible without becoming underweight".

Original languageEnglish
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Obesity
Neoplasms
Thinness
Energy Intake
Colonic Neoplasms
Esophagus
Uterus
Pancreas
Urinary Bladder
Breast
Exercise
Diet
Kidney
Liver
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