Obesity could overtake smoking as biggest preventable cause of cancer in women

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women in 25 years' time, according to a Cancer Research UK report.

These new projections calculate that in just 17 years (2035) 10% of cancers in women (around 25,000 cases) could be caused by smoking and 9% (around 23,000 cases) by excess weight.