Adolescent obese are more likely suffer increased cancer risk along with the intense cellular mechanisms that aid such diseases, according to the recent study released in the journal Obesity showing that obesity boosts risks of developing nearly 13 sorts of cancers in teenagers.

The new analytical study has been performed by a team of researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. According to the study, obesity adds different changes in the DNA of the person, which get increasing by the time.


Leading author of the study, professor Nathan A. Berger from the Case Western Reserve University said in a statement that, “Young people with body mass indexes (BMIs) over 30 are more likely to experience aggressive malignancies. If you are obese, you are at a higher risk of cancer. If you lose weight, it improves the prognosis and may lower your risk, but it never goes away completely. Even if one pathway is successfully blocked, obesity-induced cancer takes another path.”

Changes in the DNA can be like markers epigenetic modifications and genetic flags that lead to escalate the risk of certain cancer that even sometimes stay for longer time in the body after losing weight, study suggests.

Executive director of the Healthy Food America and clinical professor, Dr. James Krieger from the University of Washington stated that, “Most people know that being overweight or obese is unhealthy, and if you eat too much that contributes to being overweight. But just telling people there’s a problem doesn’t solve it.”