For people with a BMI of 34 or less, waist circumference provides an independent prediction of risk over and above that of body mass index.
Obesity & Cancer
Many types of cancers are linked to poor diet, obesity and physical inactivity in some way. Obesity is linked to an increased risk of cancer of the endometrium (lining of the womb), kidney, breast in postmenopausal women, colon and oesophagus 1;2 .
People’s body weight can be assessed using the Body Mass Index or “BMI”. The BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared.