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How is obesity linked to cancer?

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Cancers of the colon, breast (after menopause), endometrium (the lining of the uterus), kidney, and esophagus are linked to obesity. Some studies have also reported links between obesity and cancers of the gallbladder, ovaries, and pancreas.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Obesity and Cancer Questions and Answers."

American College of Physicians.

The Obesity Society.

Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 15, 2020

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Obesity and Cancer Questions and Answers."

American College of Physicians.

The Obesity Society.

Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 15, 2020

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