Fat people in Asia are susceptible to cancer

Fat ManThis is a warning to those who are overweight. Results of a large study in Asia said that those who are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer from cancer than those who weighed normal.Kegemukan rated as one risk factor for several types of cancer in the West. But until now not yet clear whether obesity raises the risk the same for Asians.Research was conducted to determine the association of obesity and cancer in Asia. The experts involved 401 215 people in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand for four years in research.

The study states, compared to normal weight respondents, the suffering from obesity for a possible 21 percent more likely to die from cancer. Meanwhile, those who are overweight face the possibility of a six percent higher.

Research also states, respondents who are overweight are vulnerable to several types of cancers such as colon, rectum, breast, ovarian, cervical, prostate and leukemia.

"Those who are overweight and obesity in the Asia-Pacific region significantly increased risk of dying from cancer," the researchers wrote in the journal The Lancet Oncology, Wednesday (30/06/2010).

"The new strategy is needed to tackle the obesity epidemic in Asia in order to prevent the increasing burden of cancer in this region," said group of researchers led by Christine Parr from the University of Oslo in Norway.

In recent decades, there have been increasing rapidly the number of overweight people in many Asian countries. This phenomenon is triggered by rising prosperity and urbanization. Those who move to big cities become less movement and disciplined eating foods that contain fat.

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