Obesity and Kidney Cancer
can be quite dangerous if you do not keep it under control. It
refers to a health condition that can not only destroy the quality
of your life but also decrease your life span. If your total body
fat is 20% and over the BMI, you suffer from obesity. In fact
Body Mass Index is actually determined by your age, height and
Obesity is a problem that most of us dread however the reality
is we contribute to it ourselves. There are a number of factors
that lead to obesity. For instance the kind of lifestyle we lead
also contributes to a very large extent to obesity. A healthy
and balanced lifestyle will lead to a healthy body and mind. However,
modern day lifestyle is such that it does not allow a person to
lead a healthy life. Another major cause for obesity is the food
we consume. Most people are used to fast foods which are rich
in calories as well as fat.
There is another aspect that plays a very vital role in obesity
and that is lack of physical exercise. This is because modern
day lifestyle is all about convenience which leads to a sedentary
lifestyle. We lead such sedentary lives that even simple exercise
like walking is beyond us because it is time consuming. What most
people do not understand is that walking is a very natural way
of burning the excess fat from your body.
According to some recent studies, people with obesity are more
prone to developing kidney cancer. In fact the most common kind
of kidney cancer is known as clear cell renal cell cancer / RCC
and it is one of the most dangerous kinds of kidney cancer.
Recently, a US research team studied about 1640 patients suffering
from kidney tumors. It was found that of these 88% had malignant
tumors while 12% had benign tumors. Amongst the malignant tumor
cases, 61% included clear cell RCC. In fact researchers found
that when the patient's weight was taken into consideration, a
clear link could be established between Obesity and kidney Cancer.
Obese patients with kidney tumors were more at risk of developing
kidney cancer than those with a healthy Body mass Index. In fact
the risk increased by over 4% for every additional BMI point.
However, the study could not establish any kind of link between
obesity and other kinds of kidney cancer.
The final conclusion is that if your Body Mass Index increases
so are the chances of you contracting clear cell RCC, a very lethal