Obesity-Associated Cancer Shifting to Younger People
Obesity has been linked to an increased risk for at least 13 types of cancers. A new study has found that these types of cancers may be increasing disproportionately among younger people in the United States. During the past 17 years, new diagnoses of obesity-associated cancers increased particularly among those aged 50–64 years, while rates of new diagnoses decreased among those aged 65 years or older. In the past, obesity-associated cancer developed more commonly among older individuals.
@chapal Physicians should urge young patients to maintain normal weight because obesity promotes or accelerates cancer. The literature suggests that obesity-associated cancers in younger patients may be more aggressive and present at more advanced stages, requiring more intensive therapy