Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Cancer in Young Adults: Study

Obesity increases risk of developing cancer in young adults, making the condition a major public health concern. A new study has reported increased frequency of Obesity in young adults which can often cause heart disease, diabetes, and various cancers.


According to the latest data from the federal government, about 4 in 10 American adults, meaning nearly 40 percent – are now obese. Researchers claim that obesity increases the risk of 13 different cancers in young adults.

Just over a decade ago, the obesity rate was less than 34 percent but considering the new report. As the obesity increases risk of developing cancer in young adults experts are concerned for raising awareness about bad eating habits and poor diet.

The obesity has jumped 40 percent among adult women while among men, the rate remains around 38 percent. Severe obesity is also continued to increase among the adults, raising by 2 percent and reaching 7.7 percent overall.

While talking about the teenagers, the obesity rate has jumped from 16.8 percent in 2007-2008 to 18.5 percent in 2015-2016. But the co-author of the study research, Dr. Craig Hales said, “This small rise “could be due to sampling error.”

researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said, “The typical Western diet” is a major cause driving obesity.”

“Large meals high in refined grains, red meat, unhealthy fats, and sugary drinks play one of the largest roles in obesity,” “Foods that are lacking in the Western diet – whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts – seem to help with weight control, and also help prevent chronic disease.”