If your teenage or adolescent is obese, it may be four times the risk of developing pancreatic cancer later in life, new research is warning.
Researchers from the Tel Aviv University analyzed 1,087,358 Jewish men and 707,212 women aged 16-19 for the study published in the CANCER magazine.
He showed that overweight pressure and even higher within the "normal" pressure range in men could increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in a graded manner.
Compared to normal pressures, obesity was related to cancer risk of 3.67-times higher among men and a higher risk of 4.07 among women, the report said.
In addition, normal average BMI men and women were related to 49 per cent and 97 per cent of higher cancer risks, respectively, compared to those with low normal BMI .
Cancer and pancreas are the sixth most common cause of death-related deaths in the world and adult obesity has linked to an increasing risk of its occurrence.
It has an extremely unimproved survival rate in the last 40 years.
The combination of complex chemical, biological, bio-mechanical and structural factors in pancreatic cancer tissue makes it difficult to treat.
Systemic inflammation caused by obesity is a potential driver behind the development of pancreas cancer. Therefore, weight control could help reduce the risk, researchers noted.
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