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Nearly a dozen cancers tied to obesity

from MedPage Today

From March 2: Eleven types of cancers showed strong associations with excess body fat, according to a systematic literature review. In a study to "evaluate the strength and validity of the evidence for the association between adiposity and risk of developing or dying from cancer," the strongest evidence was seen for cancers of the gastric cardia, colon, rectum, biliary tract system, pancreas, breast, endometrium, ovary, kidney, esophageal adenocarcinoma, and multiple myeloma, reported Maria Kyrgiou, Ph.D., of Imperial College London, and colleagues. more

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