Obesity is predicted to pass smoking as the No. 1 preventable cancer risk factor within the next two decades and has been officially linked to 13 different types of cancers, according to National Cancer Institute.
Researcher believe it could be due to the following:
High insulin and insulin resistance will promote the production of hormone called insulin-growth factor 1, which can stimulate growth of cancerous cells
Too much fat can fluctuate hormone, proteins and growth being produced which increases health risks.
There are ways to lower your risk, and it is not just about weight loss. While weight loss is a great first step, reducing obesity rates includes:
Increase in physical activity
This will improve insulin sensitivity, reduce insulin resistance and reduce the risk of growing cancerous cells.