Cancers associated with overweight are making up a greater and greater proportion of cancer diagnoses globally, a new report finds. These cancers are, not surprisingly, getting more common as the obesity epidemic progresses.
The common link? Most likely growth factors like insulin.
It’s interesting when we talk about cancer in this country, we talk about beating cancer and the cancer moonshot initiative, but all of these things are focused on treating cancer, curing cancer. What we need to talk about is preventing cancer, eating better.
– Professor Theodore Brasky
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vital signs: Trends in incidence of cancers associated with overweight and obesity – United States, 2005–2014
- Mail Online: Obesity is a major factor in 40% of US cancers, CDC report reveals
- The Guardian: Cancers linked to excess weight make up 40% of all US diagnoses, study finds
- Medscape: Contrary trend: Some weight-related cancers on rise in US
- CBS News: Obesity-related cancers on the rise in the U.S.
- Reuters: Obesity-related cancers rising, threatening gains in U.S. cancer rates