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The risk of getting cancer due to being overweight


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Dr. Ivan Styledi, director of the National Medical Research Center for Oncology named after. Blokhin, stated that overweight and obesity are factors in the incidence of colorectal cancer.

In an interview with the newspaper Izvestia, the specialist added: “According to various scientific studies, obesity increases the risk of developing several types of malignant tumors, including colon, breast, uterus and pancreas cancer. The degree of these risks ranges from 30 to 70 percent, according to the researchers.”

Explaining the mechanisms that lead to cancer due to excess adipose tissue, Stellidy notes that people with overweight and obesity have impaired production of biologically active substances and cytokines, increased blood levels of interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and other molecules . Scientists believe that the most important is the violation of the signaling pathway of insulin-like growth factor.

He says: “People who are overweight and obese suffer from a disruption in the composition of the gut microbiome, which scientists believe is one of the main causes of colon cancer.”

He notes that it is difficult to influence the causes of overweight and obesity. Because the fight against it is the responsibility of the person himself.

Source: Izvestia newspaper.

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