Health

 Being fat is almost as likely as smoking to cause cancer, say scientists

Excess weight triggers 12 per cent of cases — double the number previously thought.

It is a greater danger in six of the eight main types of cancers quadrupling the risk for pancreatic and doubling it for kidney, womb, ovarian and throat. It means it will cause an extra 360,000 cancer cases in the next decade.

Predictions are that around six per cent of cancers are caused by excess weight are an important underestimate. “It is closer to the effect of tobacco, which is about 15 per cent.” Says experts.

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