Changes in BMI over time affect cancer risk

Increases in body mass index (BMI) over a 15 year period can raise the risk of obesity-related cancers in later life a new study has found.

Researchers from the University of Manchester presented their findings at the National Cancer Research Institutes 2016 Cancer Conference. The researchers used a cohort of 300,000 individuals and BMI was recorded four times. The change in BMI over time was assessed.

Individuals that had a significant increase in their BMI over a lifetime had an increased risk of obesity-related cancers. These findings suggest that keeping a healthy stable BMI may protect against obesity-related cancers.

 

Posted: 16/11/2016 10:58:02 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Body mass index, Cancer, Weight


 

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