In women, the increased risk of gallbladder cancer is more common than in men.
Research has shown that the probability of gallbladder cancer was 15 and 66 percent higher for people who were overweight and obese, respectively, than those with average weight.
Within the skull, this cancer happens when a tumor grows on membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
A higher BMI is a strong culprit in the development of meningioma—increasing by about 50 percent in people who are obese and about 20 percent in people who are overweight.
Obesity is a risk factor for the growth and mortality from many types of cancer. Many studies show that weight loss can lessen the risk of some cancer types.
For instance, obese and overweight people who deliberately lose weight have decreased levels of some cancer-related hormones, such as insulin, estrogens, and androgens. If you bear excess pounds, losing even a slight amount of weight has health benefits and is a healthy way to start.
Learn more about the causes and risk factors of cancer, here.