A team of scientists from Ireland and the United States of America that obesity in adolescence increases the risk of pancreatic cancer 4 times in the future.
Scientists analyzed medical information in historical records of approximately 1.8 million patients aged 16-19 years, taking into account the results of medical examinations in 1967-2002 and comparing them with cases of pancreatic cancer by the end of 2012, according to the magazine "Kanser".
Researchers have found that adolescent obesity increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 3.76 times in males and by 4.07 in males. Men whose BMI is close to the upper limit are 49% more likely to develop cancer.
"We have discovered a series of genes, if modified, that can eliminate the immunological deficiencies resulting from the development of obesity," says Lydia Lynch of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. With killer cells, we can restore anti-tumor properties and save the obese individuals from tumors. "
Scientists have confirmed in recent years that obesity is a factor in increasing the risk of cancer. For example, in the United States it has been found that increasing the weight of women speeds up the aging of the brain and changes its work.