Link between Obesity and Cancer
-Around 1/5 of cancer deaths in the United states are associated with obesity.
-Cancer in obese people is often detected late.
-Cytokines help an established tumor grow.
-When fat cells cannot get enough oxygen the fat tissue gets thicker.
-Ample evidence exists that fat animals are more likely to develop cancer than lean animals.
Most obese women had a 62% increase in their risk of dying from cancer while men only had a 52% in their risk as of 2013.