of cancers attributable to overweight and obesity1a
including oesophageal, colorectal, pancreatic, gall bladder, kidney, breast, and corpus-uteri cancer
increased risk for depression2b
among individuals with BMI ≥30 kg/m2
increased risk for CHD and stroke3
compared with normal weight adults
aBased on estimates of the fraction of cancers occurring in the UK in 2010 that were attributable to 14 lifestyle and environmental risk factors.
bBased on a meta-analysis summarising available prospective cohort studies (as of March 2008).
BMI=body mass index, CHD=coronary heart disease.
1. Parkin DM et al. Br J Cancer. 2011;105 (suppl 2):S77-S81.
2. Luppino FS et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010:67:220-229.
3. Mathew B et al. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008;21:562-568.