There seems little debate in the scientific community that obesity is linked to cancer, according to a scientific review by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Kaiser Health News reports that the organization based in France 14 yrs ago reported finding sufficient evidence that excess body fat increases the risk of certain cancers.
The group published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine not only to reaffirm those findings but adding eight more cancers to the list.
Reducing one’s weight can reduce the risk of several cancers, including colon, rectum, stomach, esophagus, and numerous others, the evaluation concluded.
The report also found that an estimated 4.5 million deaths in 2013 were related to overweight and obesity.