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70,000 cases of cancer in Europe in 2002, 124,000 cases in 2008 attributed to overweight and obesity
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:19 pm Email this article
In 2002, out of about 2 million cases of cancer in Europe, 70,000 cases of cancer were attributable to being overweight or obese according to calculations by Andrew Renehan, a cancer expert at the University of Manchester who presented his findings on Thursday, Sept 24th, 2009 to a joint meeting of the European Cancer Organization and the European Society for Medical Oncology in Berlin.
By 2008, the number of cases attributable to being overweight or obese were at least 124,000 according to his Renehan's calculations. REFERENCE
Cheng M. Obesity could become top cancer cause. Assocaited Press. 2009 Sep 24, published on-line.
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