Our busy and hectic lifestyles have a negative impact on our health and food habits. There are 21,000 cases of cancer every year in the U.K alone. The cause of cancer is due to obesity according to a new study.
A new study analyzed several types of cancer (12 in total) and scientists reached to the conclusion that diabetes and a high BMI are responsible for liver and bowel cancer in men and womb and breast cancer in women.
The results are worrying considering that 4 million people in the U.K suffer from diabetes and overweight. Six in ten adults are obese or overweight and this is causing cancer.
According to Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard the rise in the number of cancer patients is due to a high BMI and diabetes.
The results of the study were published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Authorities should focus on helping the population
Health experts should work hand in hand with the authorities to promote a healthier lifestyle and better food habits among the population.
The study showed that lifestyle factors are responsible for more than one in 20 incidences of cancer (6.4%).
Obesity and diabetes are a global phenomenon
There is a global increase of cancer due to obesity and type-two diabetes. By 2035 experts believe that 30% of women and 20% of men will be obese or suffer from diabetes.
It is very important to exercise and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The number of cancers worldwide caused by these two health conditions should make us all wonder if our diet is healthy enough.
Diabetes and obesity are believed to cause cancer because they disrupt the body’s hormones and cause inflammation. The study analyzed body mass index, diabetes and 12 types of cancer to reach these conclusions.