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Extra Weight & Cancer Risk

Posted: 05.1.2015
Need another reason to maintain a healthy weight?  Carrying extra pounds may increase your risk of many types of cancer, according to new research.  The study tracked about 5 million people for about 7 years and found that overweight people had a greater risk of leukemia as well as thyroid, cervical, colon, gallbladder, kidney, liver, ovarian, uterine and post-menopausal breast cancers than thinner people.  Losing excess weight, getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet to maintain a healthy weight are all important strategies in reducing your risk of cancer.

 

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