Many effects of obesity are health problems such as heart diseases and diabetes. But the worst diseases caused by being overweight are cancers. Yes, tumor development is influenced by your body mass index or weight.
What are types of cancers that are obesity effects?
1. Colon Cancer
Tumors in the colon are just one of the dangers of being overweight.
Here are proofs that being obese can lead to colorectal tumor. . .
More men with high body mass index (BMI) have been diagnosed with tumors in their colons.
Colorectal tumor is more common among women with high BMI and who are taking estrogen.
What causes colorectal tumors in obese or overweight people?
These are common characteristics among them such as . . .
All of these obesity effects promote tumor development in the walls of the colon.
2. Breast Cancer
Breast tumor is one of the effects of obesity. Being overweight leads to the development of cancerous cells in your breasts, particularly the postmenopausal type. It is found out that. . . .
because estrogen is produced largely in ovaries. After menopause, the ovaries stop doing so and fat tissues are now the source of estrogen.
One of the harmful effects of obesity is on the level of estrogen. Being postmenopausal and overweight at the same increases your estrogen levels up to 50 to 100% higher.
Breast tissues are sensitive to estrogen. When breast tissues are exposed to heavy stimulation from estrogen, it results to faster growth of breast tumors.
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3. Endometrial Cancer
A tumor that develops in your endometrium is one of the common types of cancer in which obesity is a risk factor.
Experts have observed that...
Again, the reason may be due to lifetime exposure to higher levels of estrogen and insulin.
Endometrial tumors are also triggered by unhealthy eating habits and certain acidic foods like french fries and potato chips.
4. Prostate Cancer
A study done by researchers from the Duke University has solid evidence that obese men are more at risk for developing high-grade and advanced tumors in their prostates. And those who have been treated face higher levels of recurrence.
It is also harder to detect the disease among obese men because their PSA levels can show a low number even if they already have the tumor. A thorough biopsy is also difficult when the patient is obese because he has a larger prostate.
Being active and following any of the guidelines on healthy eating are steps to be healthy and to avoid the effects of obesity.
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