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Obesity Causes Cancer? It’s Complicated

BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE IS ASSOCIATED with a higher risk of more than a dozen cancers. These malignancies account for four out of ten cancers diagnosed in the United States.

But is the message that simple? Even though multiple cancer-related organizations spread the message that obesity increases cancer risk, we based the observation on imperfect observational studies.

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Michael Hunter MD

Michael Hunter MD

I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com