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ICYMI, December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018

 

Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says

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Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says

WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2018 (CNN)—Excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of cancer globally, or 544,300 cases, in 2012, according to a new report.

The report, published Wednesday in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, also highlights a relationship between obesity and the risk of 13 cancers, including postmenopausal breast cancer and liver cancer, and a probable relationship with three others, including prostate cancer.

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