• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

HEALTH

Losing weight can be a cancer warning

By: Keerthi Mohan

Weight loss in people over 60 could be a sign of cancer, a new study has shown. The research by Oxford University found that losing weight is an important symptom of cancer and it has been linked to at least 10 types of the disease. People over 60 with unexplained weight loss should be sent for urgent tests. Men with unintended weight loss had a 14.2 per cent risk of cancer and women of the same age were found to have a 6.7 per cent risk. Men had a higher risk rate because weight loss was closely linked to prostate cancer, which…

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