Obesity, Cancer – and Millenials

Conditions such as diabetes and heart disease have been associated with obesity for a long time. Surprisingly, Cancer hasn’t received as much attention in its connection to obesity, even though it happens to be one of the most common causes of death in the United States. Scientific research has already proven there is a link between obesity and cancer, however, many do not realize that there is a noticeable rise in cancer-related obesity in young people. It is sobering to learn that recent scientific discoveries have proven the existing relationship between obesity and cancer in millenials.

Obesity & Millennials

Although the link between cancer and obesity isn’t precisely known, theories suggest specific cancer cells form due to the inflammation caused by excessive weight. Since the estrogen produced by fat tissue can fuel cancer growth, obesity can be a factor in creating certain cancer types. Alarmingly, diagnoses for cancers including colorectal, kidney, and pancreatic cancer in younger adults are increasing with each new generation. In addition, a study by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) has shown that “the rate of increases for developing 6 obesity-linked cancers was faster in younger adults than in those older than age 50. These 6 cancers were of the kidney, pancreas, gallbladder, endometrium, and colon or rectum, as well as multiple myeloma”.

12 Obesity Related Types of Cancer

There are currently twelve known obesity-related cancers, and research indicates that cases for six of them are rising in young adults at an alarming rate.

Obesity has been a devastating epidemic in the United States, and it continues to be an ongoing problem with young adults. With the rise in obesity-related cancers in millennials, it is evident that these rates will only continue to increase as they age if no action is taken to reverse the course.

The Bariatric Experts Weight Loss Specialists

The Bariatric Experts is located in Denton Texas, convenient to people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as easily accessible to those in West, East and Central Texas. Dr. Scott Stowers has been performing medical services in Texas for more than twenty years and is board certified. His stellar credentials include being a Fellow of the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. He uses the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures to ensure his patients recover fast and endure less risk during the surgery and healing processes. The majority of his patients are referrals from prior bariatric patients, a testament to his knowledge and skill as a surgeon. If you are considering Bariatric Surgery, do not hesitate to contact us for more information. We have financing options and offer assistance in navigating the insurance processes.

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