The obesity-cancer link:
How does it work?
Research clearly shows that obesity links to seven cancers, including esophagus, colon and endometrium.
Understanding why obesity contributes to cancer risk is one of the big questions under study. Recent studies have found that fat cells help tumors grow by providing them with nutrients.
Approximately 117,000 new cases of cancer in the United States could be prevented each year if every adult got to a healthy weight.