Being overweight and obese puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, according to research in the Lancet medical journal.
Scientists calculated individuals carrying this extra weight could contribute to more than 12,000 cases of cancer in the UK population every year.
They warn if obesity levels continue to rise there may be an additional 3,700 cancers diagnosed annually.
The study of five million people is the largest to date to confirm the link.
overweight：過重的。例句：I’m only a few kilos overweight, but I just can’t seem to lose them.（我才超重幾公斤而已，但這幾公斤好像就是減不下來。）
obese：形容詞，肥胖，名詞為obesity。例句：A diet that is high in fat can lead to obesity.（食用高脂食物會導致肥胖。）
contribute to：片語，促成，導致。例句：Smoking contributed to his early death.（抽菸導致他早逝。）