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Liver Cancer; Obesity among other reasons

For every 5 cm increase in waist, the liver cancer risk increases by 8 percent, says a study

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Publish Date: Oct 17 2016 1:36PM | Updated Date: Oct 17 2016 1:36PM

Liver Cancer; Obesity among other reasons
Increased Body Mass Index (BMI) is not just bad for heart health but may be bad for liver health as well.
 
A study published in the journal Cancer Research shows that people with Type 2 diabetes and increased BMI are at a higher risk of developing liver cancer.
 
The findings showed that for every 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI, the risk of developing cancer increased by percent while for women there was 25 per cent of increased risk. In other words, for every 5 cm increase in waist circumference, the liver cancer risk increases by 8 percent. 
 
Presence of Type 2 diabetes worsened the case, researchers said, as the number of people who were diagnosed with liver cancer was 2.61 times more than the people with no diabetes.