The new report, in JAMA Oncology, discovered that from 2011 to 2015, amongst people 30 and older, 4.7 percent of cancers in men and 9.6 percent of those in women were attributable to excess weight — That is 37,670 cancers in men, and 74,690 in women every year.

The principal author, Farhad Islami, a scientific director at the American Cancer Society, stated that the fat-attributable portion of cancer cases will be likely to expand in coming years with rising obesity.

“A range of interventions could be useful,” he announced. “Zoning and licensing to encourage more fresh food outlets, taxes on sugary beverages, interventions at school and in the workplace. It’s important to have authorities at the state and local level implement some interventions to lower body weight.”

REFERENCE: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2718923

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