Do Excess Weight and Obesity Increase Cancer Risk?

Do Excess Weight and Obesity Increase Cancer Risk?
Do Excess Weight and Obesity Increase Cancer Risk?

Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital General Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. Murat Koca drew attention to the relationship between cancer and obesity.

Stating that excess weight affects many systems such as the cardiovascular system, digestive, respiratory and immune systems, experts point out that obesity affects many hormonal systems and cell structures in our body, increasing the risks of some cancers and triggering the development of many cancers. Experts state that 50 percent of all diagnosed female cancers and 25 percent of all male cancers are associated with obesity and obesity. Experts recommend reaching the ideal weight, eating a healthy and balanced diet and exercising regularly to reduce the risk of cancer.

Excess weight affects all systems

Kiss. Dr. Murat Koca stated that overweight, obesity or obesity is becoming the most important health problem day by day and said, “Besides the weight problem, health-related problems have also increased. While weight affects many systems such as the cardiovascular system, digestive, respiratory and immune systems, it also increased the risks of some cancers by affecting many hormonal systems and cell structures in my body. It can trigger the development of many cancers.”

Obesity may increase cancer-related deaths

Noting that in many studies conducted around the world, cancers are more common in overweight and obese people and the results are more devastating, Op. Dr. Murat Koca said, “Excessive weight or obesity can cause an increase in cancer-related deaths. Although the links between weight and cancer are complex and not yet fully understood, environmental and nutritional disorders can trigger cancer. Of course, it should not be taken to mean that being fat/obese definitely causes cancer.”

Relationship between cancer types and obesity

Expressing that the risk of cancer can be reduced by eliminating risk factors and putting life into a balance, Op. Dr. Murat Koca stated that some types of cancer are related to obesity and gave the following information:

Some digestive system cancers: Esophagus, stomach, large intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder

Breast (Postmenopause)

Female Cancers: Ovarian, uterine cancer.

Thyroid

Kidney

Prostate

Brain tm ( Meningioma)

Myeloma (MM)

Kiss. Dr. Murat Koca said, “50% of all diagnosed female cancers and 25% of all male cancers are related to obesity/obesity. More than 80% of new obesity-related cancers are seen in the age of 50 and over.” said.

Excess body fat poses significant risks

Kiss. Dr. Murat Koca warned that excess body fat can increase the risk and spread of cancer by increasing inflammation in the body, affecting cell nutrition, vascularization, growth rate and cell life span, affecting certain hormones in the body such as insulin, estrogen, androgen, as well as the rate of cancer cell spread.

To prevent the risk of cancer!

Kiss. Dr. Murat Koca made the following recommendations on reducing the risk of cancer:

  • First of all, we should analyze our lives and establish a certain order and balance,
  • After our risk analysis, we must solve our weight problem and reach the ideal weight,
  • We should reduce waist circumference fat,
  • We should stay away from unhealthy food and unhealthy diet,
  • Not only the person, but also his family should be made aware. We should provide education from childhood,
  • For health, we should increase our movement and exercise regularly,

We should also do a good examination and screening tests in risky patients.

We can reduce your risk of obesity-related cancer with these simple precautions and small changes we will make above.

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