Disease/health problems


Author: Honor Whiteman

Jaden boyette



Received 13 June 2007; Revised 12 July 2007;

1.89 (95% CI: 1.51–2.36) for those who were obese.


1-New evidence suggests that overweight/obesity vs normal weight may increase the risk of poor prognosis among resected colon cancer patients and the risk of chemical recurrence in prostate cancer patients

2-Overweight and obesity increase the risk of developing several cancers.

3-Weight gain after breast cancer diagnosis may also be associated with decreased prognosis.

4-A statistically significant association between overweight or obesity and breast cancer recurrence

5-Furthermore, obese cancer patients are at increased risk for developing problems following surgery,

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