March 22nd, 2010

Obesity’s role in cancer

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Packing on the pounds gets a well-deserved bad rap. Most Americans understand that excess weight contributes to heart disease and diabetes, not to mention the urge to hide behind the kids in family photos. But obesity as a risk factor for cancer?...

 

"As time goes on, we're realizing that obesity is related to more cancers than we originally suspected," said Dr. Donald Hensrud, an associate professor of preventive medicine and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

 

LA Times, by Devon Schuyler, 3/22/2010

Tags: Cancer, Cancer, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Obesity, Preventive Medicine

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