Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year

Reuters, 25 November 2014
Author: Kate Kelland
“Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly acute in North America. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said high body mass index (BMI) has now become a major cancer risk factor, responsible for some 3.6 percent, or 481,000, of new cancer cases in 2012.”
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