Health Risk Study

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BRUNSWICK, OH- Unfortunately for millennials cancer rates may be on the rise. This seems to be in large part to the rising obesity rate.

“Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight,” written in a World Health Organization fact sheet.

There are a startling number of people that may be overweight and this is leading to a not insignificant increase for some kinds of cancers.

The six obesity-related cancers that showed startling increases among younger adults were colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow,” wrote Sandee LaMotte in a CNN article.

It is safe to say that preventing diseases, especially very dangerous ones, is extremely important and people do know that having cancer can be traumatic, damaging or worse. The problem with this issue is that people do not seem to know the dangers of being overweight.

“Yet, I think the public in general doesn’t even know that obesity is associated with cancer,” said Case Western Reserve University oncologist Dr. Nathan Berger who was quoted in a CNN article.

This issue should be stopped before it becomes a major problem for a great number of people. Stopping the proliferation of diseases should always be a high priority.