David Thigpen
Date:11/19/14
Core: 3
Health Problem:Cancer And Obesity

5 Interesting Facts On Cancer And Obesity

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1. Results from the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) show that 68 percent of U.S. adults age 20 years and older are overweight or obese.

2. . In 1988-1994, by contrast, only 56 percent of adults age 20 and older were overweight or obese.

3. During the past several decades, the percentage of overweight and obese adults and children has increased markedly.

4. Obesity is associated with increased risks of cancers of the esophagus, breast (postmenopausal), endometrium (the lining of the uterus), colon and rectum, kidney, pancreas, thyroid, gallbladder, and possibly other cancer types.

5. Obese people are also at higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a number of other chronic diseases.

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Statistics

BMI                       BMI Categories

Below 18.5             Underweight

18.5 to 24.9             Normal

25.0 to 29.9            Overweight

30.0 and above         Obese

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Sources

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Obesity and Cancer Risk

National Cancer Institute

01/03/12

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/obesity

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