Weight & Cancer Risk

Why does excess weight boost the risk of some cancers? One possibility, extra pounds are linked to the growth of blood vessels that allow tumors to expand. Scientists randomly assigned roughly 440 overweight or obese healthy women aged 50 to 75 to one of four groups:  a low-calorie diet, aerobic exercise, diet plus exercise, or

Weight & Cancer

Extra pounds may boost the risk of more cancers than previously thought, says the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) In 2002, IARC concluded that there was "sufficient" evidence that excess weight increased the risk of five cancers: colon, uterus, esophagus, kidney, and breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Now the list includes eight more

Extra Pounds & Cancer

Excess weight may increase the risk of more cancers than previously thought, says the largest study to look. Researchers tracked 5.24 million people for an average of 7 1/2 years.  The results: Heavier people had a higher risk of leukemia as well as cervical, colon, gallbladder, kidney, liver, ovarian, uterine, and postmenopausal breast cancers than