The risk of developing pancreatic cancer four times increases the obesity of adolescents in Israel. This came to a conclusion after reviewing the medical records of approximately 1.8 million patients aged between 16 and 19 years.
The study considered the results of the medical examination from 1967 to 2002. They then linked these medical records to cases of pancreatic cancer until the end of 2012.
According to the journal Cancer, it was found that in excess of 3.76 times excess weight in men during adolescence, it increased the risk of developing cancer and increased 4.07 times in women.
At the same time, more powerful gender representatives with the body mass index at the upper limit of the norm also increase the likelihood of pancreatic cancer. In this case, the risk of developing oncology is increased by 49%.