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13 Types of Cancers Linked to Being Overweight

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The National Cancer Institute (cancer.gov) says there is consistent evidence that higher amounts of body fat are associated with increased risks of a number of cancers. Obese people often have chronic low-level inflammation, which can, over time, cause DNA damage that leads to cancer. Overweight and obese individuals are more likely than normal-weight individuals to have conditions or disorders that…

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Alarming Rise in Obesity-Related Cancers in Young Adults

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A new analysis, published in the Lancet Public Health, raises the alarm that the rates of obesity-related cancers are rising in younger and younger adults. In the new study, six of twelve 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,…

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Overweight and Obesity Increases Risk for 13 Types of Cancer

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Excess body fat increases the risk for 13 different types of cancer, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers reviewed cancer diagnoses from 2014 and assessed links between cancer rates and overweight and obesity. Overweight and obesity-related cancer rates increased between 2005 and 2014 and accounted for 40 percent of cancer diagnoses that…

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