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Obesity’s Link to Cancer


A recent survey conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research indicates that many Americans are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer. A majority of the survey respondents knew that being overweight or obese increased the risk for heart disease and diabetes, but only 25 percent were aware that overweight and obesity increase the risk of cancer.

According to a report issued by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, being overweight and inactive accounts for one-quarter to one-third of worldwide cases of cancers of the

  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Endometrium
  • Kidney
  • Esophagus

The survey was conducted between June 27th and 30th, 2002.

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