31 Dec '11, 2pm

'Obesity kills, ups cancer risk too'

'Obesity kills, ups cancer risk too'

There is a significantly higher risk of developing diseases such as high blood pressure, cardiac disease (including heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths), strokes, acid reflux and impotence, according to him and thus obesity needs to be tackled professionally as "it ups cancer risk…" The traditional image of a cancer patient is of a thin, wasted person; so no one tends to rationalise that a jolly, plump person would never get cancer. But the truth is otherwise. Among men, those with a BMI above the normal run an increased colon cancer risk of over 55 per cent.

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