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Obesity and Cancer

Obesity is a serious problem which heightens cancer development. Common cancers in obese people are uterine cancer, lung cancer and more. Obesity is a cause of about 34% of deaths from cancer. Other measurements such as measuring ones body fat are being investigated as indicators for cancer. The number of cancer cases caused by being obese is estimated to be 20%.

20% of all cancers are caused by excess weight.

title- Obesity as a major risk factor for cancer. Author- Giovanni De Pergola and Franco Slivestris. Published in 2013. Article link- www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articals/PMC3773450

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