The cancer expert: 'Keep your weight in check'
Most people know being overweight increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, but it can also be a factor in your susceptibility to cancer. This includes breast cancer after the menopause, and bowel, womb, pancreatic, oesophageal (gullet), kidney and gall bladder cancer. It's because fat tissue produces more hormones, and some of these can increase your risk of certain cancers.
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