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“The number of cancers linked to obesity is exploding”. The chronicle of Anaïs Maréchal

In 2019, nearly half of cancer-related deaths, or 4.4 million worldwide, could have been prevented. These cancers are linked to behavioral, environmental, occupational and metabolic factors. The figure illustrates the importance of preventive measures, such as not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption or having a balanced diet. There is an urgent need to act: between 2010 and 2019, the number of cancer deaths attributed to these preventable risk factors increased by 20%. Obesity-related cancers top this disastrous ranking.

More specifically, two so-called metabolic risk factors are pointed out at the end of August in: high BMI (indicator of obesity) and blood sugar (indicator of diabetes). Between 2010 and 2019, cancer-related deaths increased by nearly 35% worldwide, much more than the other factors of…

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