Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome

Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome
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ISSN: 2161-1017

Melissa Kazan

Melissa Kazan
Department of Nutrition & Dietetics,

  • Theory
    The Association between Obesity and Cancer
    Author(s): Melissa Kazan and Iskender KaraltiMelissa Kazan and Iskender Karalti

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity has ascended from 15% in 1980 to 35% in 2005 and it will continue to increase in the future. Almost 22% of the whole cancer cases resulted from obesity and overweight according to the research done by Wolin et al. From multiple adequate evidences, it has been recorded about that obesity importantly causes a lot of types of cancer such as adenocarcinoma of esophagus, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer (the lining of the uterus), post-menopausal breast cancer and renal cell cancer. Furthermore, obesity can lead to elevate other cancer risk the kind of gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, hepatocellular cancer (subtype of liver cancer), thyroid cancer, cervical cancer (adenocarcinoma of the cervix), Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), leukemia, multiple myeloma and malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer). The attributable risks are 46% for endometria.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1017.1000196

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