By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News)
Being obese or overweight can increase the odds of developing several types of cancers, new research from the United Kingdom reveals.
But shedding the excess pounds can lower the risk, researchers say.
Reducing obesity cuts the risk for endometrial cancer by 44% and uterine cancer by 39%, and could also prevent 18% of kidney cancers and 17% of stomach and liver cancers, according to the study.
“It all depends on keeping the weight off,” said lead researcher Carlos Celis-Morales of the BHF Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He noted that many people lose weight only to regain it back — and then some.
“What we need is kind of a long-term healthy weight and people that achieve that will reduce the risk,” Celis-Morales said. “That is why it’s so important that