The ways excess body fat causes cancer
Cancer Obesity Childhood Obesity

The ways excess body fat causes cancer

Dr. Talia Henkle
Dr. Talia Henkle

In 10 seconds? Obesity is a growing cause of cancer around the world. Researchers are uncovering how extra body fat facilitates cancer growth, so they can figure out how to best treat these cancers.

Yeah…I've heard it so many times. Can you tell me something new? Believe it or not, our fat cells (AKA adipocytes) are hard at work, producing tons of substances that impact our bodies. One of the best-known ways that body fat promotes cancer growth is by changing how our cells respond to insulin.

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