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    Obesity responsible for up to 20% of cancer cases in US


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    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:14 pm Email this article
    Obesity is responsible for up to 20 percent of cancers in the U.S. noted 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. Smoking vs Obesity

    The risk of cancer associated with obesity is not likely to be as severe as smoking

    “It is not likely (obesity) will have as severe an effect as smoking,” said Jan Coebergh, a professor of cancer surveillance at Erasmus University, who has done similar research.

    REFERENCE

    Cheng M. Obesity could become top cancer cause. Assocaited Press. 2009 Sep 24, published on-line.

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