London : You should lose weight in case you are overweight in order to avoid cancer for a new study, which analysed data relating to more than five million people, has found links between obesity and cancer, reports IANS.

According to the study, published in the journal Lancet, more than 12,000 new cancers every year in Britain alone are associated with being overweight, Daily Mail reported.

Researchers found that for every five point increase in a person’s body mass index (BMI) they could be 62 percent more likely to be diagnosed with cancer of the uterus, and 25 percent more likely to develop kidney cancer.

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