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April 2018 Issue

Excess Weight and Diabetes Cause Cancer

Nearly six percent of cancers worldwide are caused by overweight, obesity, and diabetes, according to research. Analyzing health data from 175 countries, researchers found that in 2012, four percent of cancer cases were caused by overweight and obesity, and two percent were caused by diabetes. Both lead to biological changes over time, including high sugar levels and chronic inflammation, which can lead to cancer. An estimated 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, and more than two billion adults are overweight or obese.