It is well known that Cancer is a deadly disease. Everyone is aware that smoking and drinking are the main causes of cancer, but obesity is one of the reasons why a non-smoker or abstainer can get cancer. Obesity often results from, If you consume high amounts of sugars and fat but do not burn off the energy through exercise or daily life activities, much of the surplus energy will be stored by the body as fat.
Many studies showed that obesity is linked with different kinds of cancers including Endometrial cancer, Esophageal adenocarcinoma, Gastric cardia cancer, Liver cancer, Kidney cancer etc. One is considered as obese, if his/her BMI is greater than 35kg/m2. It is suggested by the doctors to maintain a BMI between 21 to 23kg/m2. Taking excessive junk food or high sugar containing diet and lack of physical activity can make you obese.
How Obesity increase the risk of cancer
Healthy lifestyle and physical activity is good for you. Losing weight or avoiding putting on more weight can reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and any other heart disease. There are lots of other benefits of maintaining a healthy weight.