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Women's Health Cancer Weight and Obesity

Weighty Concerns for Cancer

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Posted on Sep 09, 2016, 6 a.m.

Obesity raises the risks of a weight-related cancer by 40%, among women.

Cancer Research UK warns that obesity puts a woman at 40% increased risk of developing at least seven types of cancer – including bowel, post-menopausal breast, gallbladder, womb, kidney, pancreatic and esophageal cancer.   Julie Sharp, of Cancer Research UK, urges that: "Lifestyle changes - like not smoking, keeping a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and cutting back on alcohol - are the big opportunities for us all to personally reduce our cancer risk. Making these changes is not a guarantee against cancer, but it stacks the odds in our favour."

“Overweight and obesity,” Cancer Research UK; at http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/causes/overweight-obesity-statistics/#by

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