Obesity linked to cancer in adults every year | Features | Malay Mail Online

November 25, 2014 11:46 PM

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Obesity linked to cancer in adults every year | Features | Malay Mail Online

In women, it was linked to 345,000 cancer diagnoses, nearly three-quarters of which were post-menopausal breast, endometrial and colon cancers. ― AFP picPARIS, Nov 26 ― Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 per cent of the world's total, a study said today.

A quarter of these cases are “realistically avoidable,” said the authors of the work published in The Lancet Oncology.

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