08/30/2010 // London, England // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk

London, England – A recent study shows a rise in the rates of esophageal cancer in British men. As reported by Reuters, researchers found a 50 percent generational increase, which some attribute to increasing obesity and poor diet rates.

Janusz Jankowski of Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, whose research was backed by the Cancer Research UK charity, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “We think the obesity epidemic may be a big reason behind the increase. We know that being overweight significantly increases the risk of adenocarcinoma — the main type of esophageal cancer that’s on the up… Our changing diets are also likely to be influencing the rise, with people eating less fruit and vegetables.”

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