Cancer and obesitys: Overweight and obesity are associated with cancer
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Cancer and Obesity
"*Overweight and obesity are associated with cancer*"
*October 5, 2017*
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Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed. About 2 in 3 occur in adults 50-74 years old. Most types of these cancers associated with overweight and obesity increased from 2005-2014. More than half of Americans dont know that overweight and obesity can increase their risk for cancer.
* *Two in three* US adults weigh more than recommended. * Overweight and obesity are associated with at least *13* types of cancer. * More than *630,000* people in the US are diagnosed with a cancer associated with overweight and obesity.
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