Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Frequency in Young Adults

As overweight and obesity have become a major public health problem almost everywhere around the globe, cancer in young adults is also increasing, writes Nathan A. Berger, MD, Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, in a review article published online March 23 in Obesity.

With the worldwide obesity pandemic, there could be an “explosive increase” in obesity-associated cancers in people younger than 50 years, Berger told Medscape Medical News

Obesity is associated not only with an increase in the incidence of certain cancers but also with a worse prognosis for patients with cancer who are obese.

Medscape: Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Frequency in Young Adults

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *