UK Obesity and Cancer
If you follow the headlines you’ll soon find out that the United States isn’t the only country staring down the barrel of obesity. The United Kingdom has plenty of problems too, and they don’t seem to be getting better. According to Reuters the growing number of obese in England could usher in an increased wave of cancer cases:
Cancer Research UK has calculated that if the rate of obesity rises in line with government predictions, many more cancer cases will follow…
… Professor Tim Key, an expert on diet and cancer at the charity, said the growing number of overweight and obese women will have a higher risk of breast and uterine cancer, which are linked to the increased production of the hormone estrogen in fatty tissue.
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