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Title: Obese Women More Likely to Develop Cancer
Post by: iana5252 on June 23, 2015, 05:01:50 pm
Losing weight isn't just about lowering your heart disease or diabetes risk. A new study in the United Kingdom revealed that obese women are 40 percent more likely to develop certain forms of cancer than women of a healthy weight.

For the study, scientists at Cancer Research UK compared cancer outcomes for a group of 2,000 women. Half of these women were obese (defined as having a body mass index or BMI of 30 or higher) and half were considered to be at a healthy weight.

Among the 1,000 obese women included in the study, researchers considered 274 of them likely to be diagnosed with one of seven weight-related cancers, as compared with 194 in the healthy-weight group.