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Climate Change Could Influence Obesity Rates

According to the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, climate change could add to higher Obesity rates and related health risks. The researchers said that with increasing temperature people may become less physically active and will burn less fat. This could put the people at an increased risk of becoming obese or overweight. This in turn could lead to increased greenhouse gas emissions as obese people consume burn fossil fuels in the form of transportation rather than any physical activity like walking or cycling. The researchers said Obesity could also lead to higher risk of cancer.

The researchers say, Obesity is associated with various malignancies. It could lead to cancer of breast, esophagus, colon, rectum, endometrial cancers, and other. They say, number of reasons contribute to cancer in obese people such as high insulin levels, and many more. In women fat tissue can produce estrogens leading to cancer of ovary or breast.

To address these problems and prevent from Obesity one should follow a good quality diet that gives a healthy life. The researchers said that the source of diet is also important. They said, Mediterranean diet and others lower in meat diets reduce green-house gas emissions, land use and energy consumption.

The researchers said that with increasing temperature people may become less physically active and will burn less fat. The study was conducted to show the relationship between climate change and health and to determine the importance of how the both interact.

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