Being obese has been linked to an increased cancer risk. Lancet (the leading medical journal in oncology, neurology, and infectious diseases) published a study based on 5.4 million people and found that 10% of all gallbladder, kidney, liver, and colon cancers can be attributed to excess weight. In addition, 41% of uterine cancers were tied to obesity.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that if every adult reduced his/her weight by about 2.2#, roughly 100,000 new cases of cancer could be avoided.
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