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Kidney cancers: Major rise ‘linked to obesity’

Source: BBCNews

Obesity is fuelling a major increase in the number of cases of kidney cancers diagnosed in Britain, experts say.

Obesity increases kidney cancer risk by about 70%, compared with smoking which increases it by about 50%.

The experts say that being overweight increases the risk of this cancer, as well as others including breast, bowel and womb cancer, because it causes the higher levels of certain hormones to be produced, compared with those seen in healthy people.

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