Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests.
(HealthDay News) — Carrying extra weight increases the risk of a number of cancers, a new review reports.
Additional pounds appear to particularly influence the risk of cancers related to the digestive organs or those driven by hormonal abnormalities, according to the review’s European authors.
The evidence is so strong at this point that important organizations such as the International Agency for Research on Cancer describe “excess body weight as an important cause of cancers,” said Susan Gapstur. She’s vice president of epidemiology at the American Cancer Society.
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