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U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 13: Endometrial cancer
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Obesity triples the risk of endometrial cancer according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. 18). Risk of endometrial cancer increased 3-fold in obese women, however, the absolute risk still low
The risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer is three times higher among obese women compared to normal-weight women, however, the absolute risk of endometrial cancer is low when compared to breast cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Adult weight gain increases the risk of endometrial cancer
Adult weight gain is also related to increased risk. (p. 18)
Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults : the evidence report / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Bethesda, Md.] : National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, . NIH publication No. 98-4083.
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