The rates of obesity-related cancers are rising in younger and younger adults, according to a new analysis published in the Lancet Public Health journal. As explained in this news release from the American Institute for Cancer Research, six of 12 types of obesity-related cancers have significantly increased between 1995-2014, and the risk of these cancers is increasing in each successive younger age group. These cancers include colorectal, pancreatic, gallbladder, kidney cancer and multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer). These cancer types are particularly concerning because they are very serious and account for over 150,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. The findings are “worrying but not surprising,” as the AICR recently warned that being overweight or obese can cause at least 12 types of cancer, said Dr. Nigel Brockton, the AICR’s vice president of research. The recent AICR Energy Balance and Body Fatness Report presented strong evidence for factors that can reduce risk of having weight gain, being overweight and obesity, including walking, aerobic physical activity, food containing fiber and a “Mediterranean-type” diet rich in fruits and vegetables.