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Study Finds Childhood Obesity Promotes Cancer in Young Adults

Posted:April 04, 2018

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A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has found through various clinical trials, animal studies, and public health data that through the rise of childhood obesity so has begotten the rise of 13 different cancers among young adults.

This research has made the case that obesity can cause several cellular mechanisms to amplify which promote the risk of the disease.

The research has also identified that even though the weight may be lost later in early adulthood, the damage could have already be done to the DNA during the period of childhood obesity.

"Young people with doby mass indexes (BMIs) over 30 are more likely to experience aggressive malignancies," says research author Nathan A. Berger, MD. Losing the weight may help, but the cancer risk would still remain.

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Case Western Reserve University. "Obesity is shifting cancer to young adults: Obesity can also alter a young person's likelihood of developing cancer later in life." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 March 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180326110029.htm>.