Incidence of some obesity-related cancers in increasing in younger people

A recent study, published in The Lancet Public Health, has shown that there was a significant increase in incidence for six obesity-related cancers (multiple myeloma, colorectal, uterine corpus, gallbladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancer) in adults age 25 to 49 years. In addition, the increase in incidence was steeper in successively younger generations.

For people aged 25 to 29 years, the annual increase in kidney cancer was the highest of all obesity-related cancers at 6.23%, whereas for people aged 45 to 49 years, the increase was 2.95% for kidney cancer.

Incidence rate ratio for kidney cancer was 4.91 for people born around 1985 versus people born around 1950.

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