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The results of a definitive new study linking obesity and cancer provide even more impetus to get out there and ride a bike, take a walk, cut down on junk food… just do something! Researchers looking at 900,000 people over 16 years concluded that excess weight ups cancer risk for men by 52 per cent, and women by 62 per cent

The results of a definitive new study linking obesity and cancer provide even more impetus to get out there and ride a bike, take a walk, cut down on junk food… just do something! Researchers looking at 900,000 people over 16 years concluded that excess weight ups cancer risk for men by 52 per cent, and women by 62 per cent. Investigators wrote in the April 24, 2003, issue of New England Journal of Medicine that this could also account 14 percent of all cancer deaths in men and 20 per cent of cancer deaths in women.

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