a woman is overweight.   Breast, endometrial, colon and kidney cancers showed the clearest connection.

While the study results do not prove that being overweight causes these cancers, it suggests that excess weight can influence cancer development, possibly because weight affects estrogen levels and feeds chronic inflammation..

Source: Bottom Line Personal 5-2018 Study of nearly 74,000 US women from the Women’s Health Initiative. led by researchers at International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France, published in PLOS Medicine.

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