Thyroid Cancer 101: Obesity and the Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer 101: Obesity and the Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer 101: Obesity and the Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer 101: Obesity and the Risk of Thyroid Cancer

  1. Being overweight has long been associated with several cardiovascular diseases.
  2. Overweight people are at higher risk of serious health conditions like high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes.
  3. Obesity is  a cause for 8% of all cancers including thyroid cancer according to the American Cancer Society.
  4. Also obesity increased the possibility of cancer.
  5. Persons with high body mass index (BMI) have more risk of being affected with thyroid cancer. 
  6. Insulin is a growth hormone and it is increased in obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
  7. Low level chronic inflammation in obesity cause DNA damage and increased cancer risk.
  8.  Fat cells promote growth of cancer cells.
  9. If you are obese try to get your weight down without fad diets.
  10. Dr.G.

 

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