Obesity linked again to liver cancer and gallbladder cancer

Obesity linked again to liver cancer and gallbladder cancer

More research confirming that carrying extra weight, especially around the waist, raises your risk for liver and gallbladder cancer.  The research on ‘constipation leading to early death’ never ends.

The researchers looked at 359,525 men and women enrolled in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study.  

The research confirms the positive association between obesity - particularly abdominal obesity or weight gain during adulthood - and risk of liver cancer and gallbladder cancer. 

The study found those in the highest tertile of waist-to-hip and waist-to-height ratio were 2.5 times as likely as those in the lowest tertile to be diagnosed with liver cancer. 

Even a small increase in waist-to-hip and waist-to-height ratio was correlated with 56% higher risk of gallbladder cancer. 

Study by Sabrina Schlesinger at Section of Epidemiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel in Kiel, Germany and colleagues.  As published in the International Journal of Cancer, 2012.  As reported on Monday September 17, 2012 by foodconsumer.org. 

Full article here: http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Non-food/Disease/obesity_liver_cancer_gallbladder_cancer_0917120712.html

 

Posted: Tuesday 18 September 2012

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