Obesity Ups Risk for Colon, Throat Cancers

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, while obesity and smoking both raise the odds for throat malignancies, two new studies find.

In the first study, University of Tokyo researchers examined the effect of body mass index (BMI) -- a standard measure of obesity -- on colorectal cancer risk. They also evaluated whether weight reduction lowered the risk of colorectal cancer. [Yahoo! News - Health]

Posted May 2005 | Permanent Link


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