Obesity cancer hits developing countries

The "Cancers due to obesity "That were usually associated with developed countries , have become much more common in developing countries, according to new reports.

People obese It seems to be at risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast cancer and colon cancer. The data are worrisome because obesity rates worldwide have doubled in the past 3 decades, especially in the West.

The WHO recommends performing 2 and a half hours of moderate physical activity a week to reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer. Some scientists think that high levels of insulin and certain sex hormones in obese people could trigger the development of cancer.

Breast cancer has surpassed the incidence of cervical cancer as the predominant cause of death in some developing countries. The number of new cases of breast cancer surpasses those of cervical cancer in places like Mumbai, India and Setif, Algeria, according to information from the American Cancer Society.

Cancer is one of the main causes of mortality worldwide. Most of the annual mortality due to cancer is caused by lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast cancer.

Source: Associated Press