Obesity Increases the Risk of Kidney Cancer

Experts say obesity is a major contributor to the number of kidney cancer cases in Britain. According to Cancer Research UK, figures showed there were just over 9,000 cases in 2009, compared with just fewer than 2,300 in 1975.

Concluding that obesity increases the risk of kidney cancer by 70%, because it causes a higher level of certain hormones to be produced, compared with those seen in healthy people. … read more

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