Yes! Even though cancer has many causes, some of which are unknown, certain cancers are known to occur more often among people who are overweight.
- Rates of breast and endometrial cancers in post-menopausal women increase with weight.
- Nearly 50% of all breast cancers occur in obese women.
- Other cancers may not be directly linked to obesity and weight, but instead are linked to the type of bad eating habits that produce obesity.