The number of new cancer cases among women in 6 times ahead of the same figures among the men as British researchers have found. They explain these figures by the obesity epidemic.
Published Cancer Research UK statistics show that unhealthy lifestyle is the cause of the outbreak of cancer among both sexes, but the main burden rests on women. Experts of the charitable society encourage women to reduce risk factors in order to reduce the growing number of cases. According to them, obesity is the second most important cause of cancer after Smoking. We are talking about the causes that can be prevented.
In the next 20 years the number of new victims of the tumors among women will increase in 6 times more quickly than that of men, the study shows. Thus, among the representatives of the stronger sex growth will be 0.5%, and among women 3%. In 2035 there will be 4.5 million women and 4.8 million men have been diagnosed with cancer. This is due to the fact that almost two-thirds of adult people in the UK today are overweight or obese.
Although the obesity rate among men is higher than among women, many tumors that are closely connected with weight, are predominantly or exclusively female. We are talking about malignant tumors of the breast, uterus and cervix. In addition, the jump in the incidence of cancer among women is also due to the increase in the number of smokers of the fair sex in the last ten years. Finally, women have become more active to consume alcoholic beverages, as the scientists explain.Despite the fact that the number of smokers in the UK reduced the number of lung cancer cases is growing. This is due to the women who began Smoking in the 1960-ies, when this habit has been very popular among men.