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Risk of colorectal cancer tied to lifetime excess weight


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JAMA Oncology
Reuters Health -  21/03/2022 - The cumulative amount of time spent being overweight or obese is associated with the risk of colorectal cancer, a new study suggests.  An analysis of data from more than 10,000 older adults revealed that each standard-deviation increment in the number of years spent carrying excess weight was linked with a 55% increase in the odds of developing colorectal cancer, researchers report in JAMA Oncology.  "Overweight and obesity have a larger impact on the risk of colorectal cancer - and likely other cancers and other chronic diseases - than disclosed by previous studies that mostly considered body weight measured at a single point in ...


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