CDC Links High BMI with 13 Fatal Types of the Disease

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) affirms what experts keep saying: Being overweight puts a person at significantly higher risk for cancer. A study published Tuesday in Vital Signs, a publication from the CDC and based on data from the 2014 United States Cancer Statistics, finds excess body fat increases the risk for at least 13 different types of cancer. The researchers found that although the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses has decreased since the 1990s, cancers associated with being overweight or obese have dramatically increased. In 2014, overweight- and obesity-related cancers...

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