One year of obesity slashes women's chances of surviving cancer

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One year of obesity slashes women's lifelong chances of surviving cancer, new study reveals The World Cancer Research Fund tracked the weights of over 47,000 women  Study found that every 12 months of obesity raises cancer risk by four per cent  Overweight people are more likely to have insulin resistance and health issues 

By Eleanor Hayward Health Reporter For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:05 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 00:05 BST, 1 August 2019

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Being overweight for just a year dramatically reduces women’s lifelong chances of surviving cancer, a major study has revealed.

For every 12 months spent obese or overweight as an adult, the risk of dying after a breast or bowel cancer diagnosis in later life rises by up to four per cent.

The link between excess weight and cancer developing in the first place is well established, but the new study is the first to show how having a BMI higher than 25 can also slash survival rates. The World Cancer Research Fund tracked the weight of 47,000 women between the age of 20 and 50. Of these 1,500 went on to develop breast or bowel cancer after the menopause.

Every year spent obese as an adult raises the risk of dying from certain types of cancer by four per cent

Every year spent obese as an adult raises the risk of dying from certain types of cancer by four per cent

The Swedish researchers found that each year of being overweight cut a woman’s chances of surviving bowel cancer by four per

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