Study links obesity to some cancers

November 5, 2009 4:34:39 PM PST
A new study is linking obesity to specific types of cancer.

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The study by the American Institute for Cancer Research found that more than 100,000 cancer cases in the u-s every year can be attributed to excess body fat.

Among the types of cancer most strongly linked to obesity:

  • 49 percent of all endometrial cancers
  • 24 percent of all kidney cancers
  • 17 percent of all breast cancers
The study was based on national cancer data and a report released earlier this year by a panel of experts.

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