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Obesity 'raises cancer risk by TWICE as much as previously thought' as study warns the danger is 'considerably underestimated' and second only to smoking

The risk of obesity giving people cancer may be 'considerably underestimated', a study has warned.  Being fat may actually be more than twice as dangerous as previously thought when it comes to certain forms of the disease.  And excess weight is second only to smoking when it comes to avoidable cancer-causing lifestyles.  Bowel, kidney, pancreatic, ovarian, endometrial and oesophageal cancer are all now thought to be more affected by obesity than earlier estimates.  Read more....

 

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