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Obesity-related cancers increase 7% in women for every ten-year increase in adulthood overweight
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 5:59 pm Email this article
“Being overweight for a longer duration during adulthood significantly increased the incidence of all obesity-related cancers by 7% (for every ten-year increase in adulthood overweight duration), of postmenopausal breast cancer by 5%, and of endometrial cancer by 17%” according to a new study which followed 73,913 women for an average of 12.6 years.
Comment: I would not worry about a 7% increase.
Arnold M, Jiang L, Stefanick ML, Johnson KC, Lane DS,Erin S. LeBlanc Prentice R, Rohan TE, Snively BM, Vitolins M, Zaslavsky O, Soerjomataram I, and Anton-Culver H. Duration of Adulthood Overweight, Obesity, and Cancer Risk in the Women’s Health Initiative: A Longitudinal Study from the United States. PLoS One, 2016 Aug 16; 13(8): e1002081.
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