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Overweight, Obesity Responsible For Nearly 0.5M Cancer Cases In 2012, WHO Reports

Reuters: Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year, WHO agency says
“…In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said high body mass index (BMI) has now become a major cancer risk factor, responsible for some 3.6 percent, or 481,000, of new cancer cases in 2012. … [T]he findings underlined the importance of helping people maintain a healthy weight to reduce their risk of developing a wide range of cancers, and of helping developing countries avoid the problems currently faced by wealthier ones…” (Kelland, 11/25).

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