New statistics from a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed that since the 1990’s, obesity-related cancers now account for roughly 40 percent of all cancers despite a decrease in overall cancer cases.
According to the study, patients that were diagnosed with an obesity-related cancer in 2014 were between the ages of 54 and 70 and more specifically, 55% of women with cancer had a body mass index of at least 25. Self magazine interviewed Dr. Anton Bilchik regarding this new research, in which he commented,
We need to be somewhat cautious. There is a higher incidence of cancer in people who are obese, but it certainly does not mean every obese patient is going to have cancer. Obesity is really just one factor.
To get more insight into the statistics gathered by the report and to hear additional thoughts from Dr. Anton Bilchik, please read the full article and interview at: