A study revealed that women who are most likely to gain weight in the middle of their body may have a higher risk of developing bowel cancer.
The study, led by the University of Bristol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer, found that women who had bodies that resemble apples were more likely to develop this deadly disease.
The researchers warned that women are at greater risk compared to men, who have prominent stomachs, and this results from the secretion of chemicals that cause inflammation, which increases the chance of tumors developing.
“We have found that the presence of fats in our bodies may lead to different health outcomes for men and women,” said Dr. Emma Vincent, from the University of Bristol. “This can be guided by specific preventive strategies.”
The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, looked at 125,915 people from 45 studies of bowel cancer.
This type of cancer, which is strongly linked to obesity, affects more than 42,000 people each year and causes more than 16,000 deaths.
The study is one of the largest genetic studies to examine men’s and women’s weight and bowel cancer risk.
“It is well established that maintaining a healthy weight affects many types of cancer. Most of the research linking excess weight to cancer uses BMI,” added Natasha Patton, Director of Health Information at Cancer Research UK. Storing excess fat around the waist is also important. “
“This study adds to the growing evidence that being overweight or obese and carrying a lot of weight around your waist can increase your risk of bowel cancer. We know that about half of all bowel cancer cases can be prevented,” said Genevieve Edwards, CEO of Bowel Cancer UK. By following a healthier lifestyle. “
In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, it was revealed that the effect of obesity on the risk of colon cancer is significant, and the study indicated that “colon cancer is the second most common cause of death.”
Obesity and physical inactivity are strong independent determinants of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia.
Obesity increases blood levels of leptin, which may also be responsible for colon cancer, but the evidence is less clear. Leptin has been shown to increase colon cancer cell line growth and proliferation.
Other risks of developing bowel cancer can depend on many things, including age, genetics and lifestyle factors.
Several studies have shown that eating a lot of red and processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer.