Fat cells may affect cancer development: study

Researchers, including those from University of North Carolina in the US conducted a literature review, seeking studies that explored crosstalk between adipose tissues and carcinomas.
Obesity is also believed to affect cancer cell metabolism and immune clearance, all of which can contribute to the growth and spread of tumours.

Fat tissues may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body, a study has found.

Previous studies have shown several ways that fat contributes to carcinogenesis. For example, obesity increases the risk of inflammation, which has long been associated with cancer. Full Story

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