By Zhai Yun Tan
Kaiser Health News
There may be plenty of room for debate about whether some aspects of everyday life cause cancer — whether it’s drinking too much coffee, eating too much sugar or talking too much on a cell phone.
But the opposite seems to be true regarding the causal link with obesity, according to a scientific review by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Fourteen years ago when the IARC, based in Lyon, France, first reviewed relevant studies, its expert panel issued a report finding sufficient evidence that excess body fat increases the risk of certain cancers.