• Question: If you are an elderly person and is obese are you ,are likely to get illness like cancer than a healthy older person

    Asked by 423aged23 to Richard, Peter on 20 Nov 2015.
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      Richard Unwin answered on 20 Nov 2015:


      That’s a great question and the answer is yes. If you took two groups of people of the same age and one group was obese and the other a healthy weight, you would definitely see more cancers (perhaps 4-5 times more cancers) in the obese group.