Obesity is a medical condition in the form of excess body fat that accumulates in such a way that it has an adverse effect on health.
Besides obesity can also make a person become less confident with his appearance.
Did you know if besides these problems, obesity can also trigger cancer. Not only 1 but 5 types of cancer.
Anything? The following 5 types of cancer are triggered due to obesity.
- Breast cancer
This is more likely to be experienced by women after entering menopause, where active cells produce excess estrogen hormone in obese women resulting in the growth of cancer cells.
- Endometrial cancer
In contrast to breast cancer in menopausal women, endometrial cancer has the same risk when women have not entered menopause. Endometrial cancer is more likely triggered by the presence of central obesity and uncontrolled state of blood sugar.
- Colorectal cancer
In men colorectal cancer is more common in individuals classified as obese based on body weight or BMI> 27kg / m2. Whereas in women colorectal cancer is more due to central obesity or distended stomach condition. There is a hypothesis that abnormal insulin hormone production in obese individuals triggers colorectal cancer.
- Kidney cancer
The risk of kidney cancer is doubled in obese individuals. It is not known exactly how the effects of obesity on this cancer, but excessive insulin production in the blood in someone with obesity is likely to trigger the development of kidney cancer.
- Esophageal cancer
The development of cancer in the esophagus can be triggered by conditions of reflux in the esophagus and cause the development of one form of adenocarcinoma cancer cells. Reflux conditions are more likely to be experienced by obese individuals and cause more severe inflammation.