Time To put down those chips, kids
A lot of people are now suffering from obesity. In fact, a new survey reveals that more than 2 billion people all around the world are carrying way too much fat in their bodies.
Now, being too fat or obese can present a lot of health problems such as the emergence of type 2 diabetes, a higher risk for heart attacks and strokes, and even the susceptibility to certain types of cancers.
A new study found that there are certain cancers that are linked to obesity and that the cases have been increasing each and every year.
Some cancers that are associated with obesity are colorectal cancer, gallbladder, gastric cardia, liver, kidney, bile duct, multiple myeloma, thyroid, pancreatic, endometrial, breast, and even ovarian cancer in women as well.
The study suggests that more and more millennials had double or an increased risk in the development of these certain types of cancer. It revealed that people who are aged 25-49 are most likely going to develop cancer in their lifetime.
Although that seems to be true, according to the study at least, there are still more cancer cases reported on older people than the younger population.
Why Obesity Is Dangerous
Obesity is actually quite dangerous because if you eat copious amounts of food, you will not only get fat but you will also be susceptible to other medical conditions as well such as heart disease, high blood pressure, premature ejaculation, diabetes, etc. If you frequently eat sugary foods, for example, you run the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Obesity is also predicated by the fact that more and more people eat supersized portions of meals or they are eating way too many foods beyond what is considered to be normal for their own height and body weight.
The study that I mentioned above analyzed data on cancer rates from 25 different states in the US cancer registries. The cases were diagnosed from 1995 to 2014. They looked at the rates of about 30 different cancers which include 12 that are related to obesity cancers and the other 18 to not have been tied with obesity, such as skin and lung cancer.
Among the many cancers that were analyzed, 6 of them remain to be the most common: endometrial, colorectal, kidney, pancreatic, and thyroid. And these conditions were surprisingly high amongst the 25-49 age group (also known as the millennials).
What We Can Learn from the Study
Although the rate of obesity-related cancers is on the rise, especially on the millennial population, it is safe to say that it is still much lower than the older generation.
That being said, I am advocating that you start doing things that will help you lose the extra fat. You can start by changing your diet- focusing more on nutritious foods and eating them in the right amounts.
You can also increase your physical activity as well by going to the gym or by simply just walking around your neighborhood.
Remember, obesity can increase the development of many different medical conditions. It is therefore imperative that you take care of your body now.