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Weight Gain Over Lifetime ‘Can Dramatically Increase Cancer Risk’

Gaining weight over a lifetime can vastly increase a person’s risk of getting certain types of cancer, according to new research.

People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese in later life could be three times more likely to develop cancer of the food pipe or the upper stomach, the study found.

As a result, health experts have urged younger people to try to maintain a healthy weight throughout their lives.

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, in the US, analysed data on more than 400,000 people, including information on their height and weight at ages 20, 50 and at the time they gave the information.

These people were then tracked to see whether they developed these cancers in later life….Read Full Article…

Original Article : Weight Gain Over Lifetime ‘Can Dramatically Increase Cancer Risk’
by : huffingtonpost
From : huffingtonpost.co.uk

 

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