Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, November 6th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "Obesity is typically associated with increased tumor susceptibility, whereas caloric restriction, a regimen resulting in leanness, inhibits carcinogenesis. The link between adiposity and malignancies suggests that adipose tissue may influence carcinogenesis."
"An adipose tissue hormone, leptin, could be procarcinogenic because it stimulates proliferation in various tissues and tumor cell lines. Leptin may contribute to the correlation between adiposity and malignancies as its levels are usually increased in obese subjects and reduced by...
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