Fatties face thyroid cancer


TODAY’S obesity levels may be responsibl­e for thousands of life-threatenin­g thyroid cancers over the next decade, warn researcher­s in Australia. Dr. Maarit Laaksonen, of Sydney’s University of New South Wales, explains carrying excess flab is currently connected to two in five thyroid cancers in guys and one in ten cases in gals.

“Our findings add evidence to the urgent need to halt and reverse the current global trend in weight gain,” says the biostatist­ician.

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