WHO: Belly Fat Around Waistline Could be Indicator for Obesity-Related Cancer

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Last Update: 12:04

People with accumulated fat around their waistline face a higher risk of cancer similar to that faced by those with a higher body mass index, according to the findings of a World Health Organization (WHO) study published on Wednesday.

Based on the study, which included Greek researchers, an 11 cm increase in waist circumference increases the risk of obesity-linked cancer by 13%. An extra 8 cm around the hips increases the risk of bowel cancer by 15%. The cancer risk increases when the waist measurement exceeds 102 cm for men and 88 cm for women.

The study, led by Heinz Freisling from IARC-WHO, combined data from around 43,000 participants who had been followed for an average of 12 years. They included more than 1,600 people who were diagnosed with an obesity.Source: ANA-MPA

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