Kidney cancers: main increase connected to fatness

According to experts obesity is fuelling a main increase in the number of cases of kidney cancers diagnosed in Britain. The experts state that being overweight increases the danger of this cancer, as well as others counting breast, bowel and womb cancer, because it causes the higher levels of certain hormones to be produced, compared with those seen in healthy people.
Smoking rates in the UK have fallen over the last 35 years, but plump and obesity levels are rising with nearly 70% of men and almost 60% of women in the UK having a BMI of 25 or more which means they are classed as being overweight. Obesity increases kidney cancer risk by about 70%, compared with smoking which increases it by about 50%.

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