Jan 11, 2016 09:45 PM EST
Obesity can be considered as one of the conditions that are affecting more individuals each year. Recently, a study in the U.K. came out revealing that there's a link between cancer and the growing number of obesity cases in the country.
In a recent report published in the Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum, it was predicted that due to obesity, at least 700,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer within the next 20 years. That's why the two publishing journals persuaded the public for an immediate action to stop this possible epidemic from happening.
Aside from the negative effects that obesity can do to the body's physical abilities, excessive fats have also been previously linked to various types of cancer such as breast, kidney, prostate and colon. Cancer Research UK also pointed out that those who suffer from obesity also have higher risks of acquiring other diseases and conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular conditions and stroke.
This may be because of the 'overeating' of junk foods that contain too much sugar and harmful ingredients. Obesity doesn't choose a lifestyle as it can affect everyone, even overweight children. The reason why a movement was formed in order to provide a choice of healthier foods so that the overweight children in the country can avoid the hazards of obesity.
According to Alison Cox, director of cancer prevention at Cancer Research UK, obesity will soon be a national health burden in the U.K. as it will affect people of all ages. That's why it is important to make a decision and appeal to the government to do an action and, if possible, limit the marketing of sugary and unhealthy junk foods among children.
Famous chef Jamie Oliver has pointed out that due to junk foods being available everywhere, the health of the children around the country is being compromised. That's why he suggested actions should be made in order to give the younger generation a chance to become healthier adults, and that would start by putting a tax on sugary drinks.