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Obesity and Cancer Risk

March 16, 20159 min
Many Americans understand that obesity is tied to heart disease and diabetes, but too few – only 7 percent – know that obesity increases the risk of cancer, according to a new survey.Among obese individuals, specific biological characteristics can increase cancer risk.Multiple studies have shown correlations between obesity and a risk of cancer recurrence. There is significant evidence that obesity increases the chance of recurrence of cancer in multiple diseases, such as breast, colon, esophageal and other cancers.Listen in as Misagh Karimi, MD discusses the connection between obesity and Cancer.

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