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Obesity Linked to Many Cancer Cases in U.S.

Posted on: November 11, 2009

As many as 100,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the U.S. each year if Americans get rid of their excess body fat.

That’s according to estimates released by the American Institute for Cancer Research. The estimates suggest that heart disease, diabetes, and joint problems aren’t the only illnesses in which rampant obesity is causing havoc.

The group says overweight and obesity could be the cause of more than 6% of all the estimated 1.6 million cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year.

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Obesity is the biggest cause of cancer in women. Researchers have warned that obesity will become the largest cause of cancer in women in the next 10 years. There was one of 12 new cases of the disease associated with being overweight or obese and this measure is set to increase smoking cessation and stopping hormone replacement therapy.

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