Being overweight or obese 'linked to 10 common cancers'

August 14, 2014 12:14 AM

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Being overweight or obese 'linked to 10 common cancers'

Being overweight and obese puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, according to research in the Lancet medical journal.

Scientists calculated individuals carrying this extra weight could contribute to more than 12,000 cases of cancer in the UK population every year.

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