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IL-6 link between obesity and cancer

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Home of Kyle J. Norton for The Better of Living & Living Health Obesity is defined as a medical condition of excess body fat has accumulated overtime, while overweight is a condition of excess body weight relatively to the height. According to the Body Mass Index(BMI), a BMI between 25 to 29.9 is considered over weight, while a BMI of over 30 is an indication of obesity. According to the statistic, 68% of American population are either overweight or obese. Clinically Overweight and obesity are defined indicators of a disease process characterized by the accumulation of body fat due to an excess of energy intake (nutritional intake) relative to energy expenditure (physical activity)(a). 
Liver is an internal organ located in the upper right portion of the abdomen, beneath your diaphragm and above your stomach.
Liver cancer is defined as a condition of out of controlled growth of hepatocellular cells in the liver. Since the organ is a soft tissue with less nerve, most liver cancer patient are diagnosed in the later stage of the cancer. According to the statistic, liver cancer remains the fifth most common malignancy in men and the eighth in women worldwide. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common form of primary liver cancer.
IL-6 link between obesity and cancer
Obesity is a growing epidemic all over the world that by virtue of inducation of a chronic, low-grade, and systemic inflammation leads to an increased risk of a number of diseases, including cancer. According to the study by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,  IL-6 an important cytokine in the increased risk to cancer in obese patients mainly because of its pro-inflammatory activity. Some data suggest that IL-6 might increase the risk of certain cancers such as those that originate from breast, liver, prostate, colon, and esophagus(6).
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(6) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23277002
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