According to a 2014 published report by American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), being overweight or obese increases the risks of several types of cancer, including:

  • Pancreas
  • Breast
  • Uterus
  • Colon and Rectum
  • Esophagus
  • Kidney
  • Thyroid
  • Gallbladder

Certain forms of cancer are more commonly associated with obesity, they include uterine (endometrial) cancer, breast cancer and esophageal cancer. Several possible mechanisms have been suggested to explain the association of obesity with increased risk of certain cancers. Nevertheless, the link between some cancers (especially the ones outlined above), and being overweight or obese is well established. If there is a high incidence of cancer in your family and you want to lose weight to reduce your risk of developing cancer, visit us at Worthy Weight Loss.  We can help you lose weight and improve your health and wellness.