January 19, 2012

Obesity Doesn’t Extend Life


Carrying around too many pounds does no body any good. This, unfortunately, is especially the case with cancer survivors. And having too, too much weight can be a drag on survival. Literally… Harry Yoon, M.D., an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, enrolled 778 patients to study the impact of obesity on esophageal cancer outcomes following surgery. The patients who participated in the study had never smoked. They had all been treated at the Mayo Clinic and they'd all had an esophagectomy (surgical removal of the esophagus), which is a potential cure for this cancer. Additional Coverage: US News & World Report, Private Healthcare UK

Daily Rx, by Laurie Stoneham, 12/2011

Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Weight

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