Study Links Obesity to Over 70% Increased Risk of Blood Cancer

Obesity increases the risk of developing multiple myeloma by over 70%, according to a study by Massachusetts General Hospital.

Smoking and exercise habits also impact the likelihood of multiple myeloma.

Published in Blood Advances, the research shows that obese individuals are more prone to monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), a precursor to multiple myeloma.

The study, involving 2,628 participants, found obesity linked to a 73% higher chance of MGUS.

Highly active individuals had lower MGUS likelihood, while heavy smokers and those with short sleep were more prone.

Source: Oman News Agency