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Apple-shaped women at greater risk of developing cancer, finds study

Abdominal fat in women is linked to a higher risk of cancer.

Women with excess abdominal fat are at greater risk of cancer, a new study has found.

Researchers revealed that those with apple-shaped figures were more than 50 per cent more likely to develop lung and bowel tumours.

Something they say is down to an increase in insulin, which is known to disrupt hormone production, while excess body fat increase chronic inflammation

Starting in 1999, 5,855 postmenopausal women with an average of 71 had their body fat scanned and were categorised as having either high or low abdominal fat ratios.

After 12 years of additional scans, the results found that women carrying fat around their abdomens were over 50 per cent more likely to develop lung or gastrointestinal cancers.

Read full article: Apple-shaped women at greater risk of developing cancer, finds study | The Independent

Read Full Article: Apple-shaped women at greater risk of developing cancer, finds study | The Independent

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