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Excess Body Weight Boosts Risk Of 10 Common Cancers, Lancet Study Reports



8/14/2014 6:22:09 AM

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Being overweight and obese puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, according to research in the Lancet medical journal.

Scientists calculated individuals carrying this extra weight could contribute to more than 12,000 cases of cancer in the UK population every year.

They warn if obesity levels continue to rise there may be an additional 3,700 cancers diagnosed annually.

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