Obesity contributes to bowel cancer.
Almost 5,000 cases of bowel cancer in Scotland over the last decade have been caused by obesity, according to a leading charity.
The findings have been described by Cancer Research UK as a “huge worry”.
The charity has called for restrictions on offers for unhealthy food and more done to encourage healthier lifestyles.
The Scottish government has said it will examine what further action it can take, including measures on multi-buy promotions.
There are around 3,800 cases of bowel cancer diagnosed in Scotland each year and about 1,600 people die from the disease annually.
Obesity is linked to 13 types of cancer and Cancer Research UK said resistance to insulin, a hormone important in the breakdown of food, is one likely explanation.
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