Nov 06, 2023

According to, obesity is associated with increased risks of several types of cancer, including cancers of the:

  • Esophagus
  • Pancreas
  • Colon and rectum
  • Breast (after menopause)
  • Endometrium (lining of the uterus)
  • Kidney
  • Thyroid
  • Gallbladder

Obesity was linked to an estimated 4 percent of new cancer cases in men and 7 percent of new cancer cases in women in 2007. Some types of cancer are more commonly the result of obesity, such as endometrial cancer and esophageal cancer. Read more about the relationship between obesity and cancer on