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Preventing Cancer By Losing Weight

A 2003 study by the American Cancer Society (ACS) concluded that excess weight may account for 20 percent of cancer deaths in women and 14 percent of those in men. Earlier studies found that excess weight contributes to cancers of the breast, uterus, colon, rectum, kidney, esophagus and gall bladder. The ACS study also linked it to cancers of the cervix and ovary, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, pancreas, liver and, in men, the stomach and prostate.

Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Kanipe, Jennifer RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Online Medical Reviewer: Stump-Sutliff, Kim RN, MSN, AOCNS
Date Last Reviewed: 8/2/2009
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