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Cancer link to obesity

15th February 2008

A research team working at Manchester University say that the danger of having five cancers will increase by 50% if a person's weight gain is over two stone.

Men who put on over two stone were found to have 50% more risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus and increased the risk of getting thyroid cancer by one third. Women increased their danger of developing cancer of the womb lining and gall bladder by 59%. The researchers looked at nearly 300,000 cases of twenty varieties of cancer.



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Article Information

Title: Cancer link to obesity
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5662
Date Added: 15th Feb 2008


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