Navigation Links
Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk
Date:6/22/2009

Odds are 22 times higher for very overweight women, study finds,,

MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is already linked to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, but new research finds those extra pounds can also significantly increase a woman's risk of developing endometrial cancer, especially if she experiences early menopause.

Published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study found that women with a body-mass index (BMI) greater than 35 who were under 45 at the time of their last menstrual period had a 22 times higher risk of developing endometrial cancers than their normal-weight peers.

"In this young population, the risk of endometrial cancer increased dramatically if they had a BMI greater than 25," said study author Cheryll C. Thomas, an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Body-mass index is a measurement used to estimate one's body fat. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal, according to the CDC. Twenty-five to 29.9 is overweight, and anything 30 or over is considered obese.

Although obesity is a known risk factor for endometrial cancer in pre-menopausal and postmenopausal women, little research has focused on younger women, according to background information in the current study.

Thomas and her colleagues reviewed data from the CDC's Cancer and Steroid Hormone Study, a multi-center, population-based study done in the 1980s. They found 421 women between the ages of 20 and 54 who had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer, and they also recruited a randomly selected control group of 3,159 women from the same areas of the country.

Women who were younger than 45 when they had their last period and had a BMI above 35 had a 21.7 times greater risk of developing endometrial cancer than a woman of normal weight. In women older than 45 at their last menstrual period, those with BMIs above 35
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement Clinical Study Presented at European Congress on Obesity
2. Jackson, Rockefeller obesity researchers share Shaw Prize
3. LIFE Ionizers™ Announces Release of Free Book: "The pH Miracle: for Diabetes and Obesity" by Dr. Robert O. Young, Ph.D., D.Sc.
4. Kaiser Permanente Calls for Health Policy Support and Community Advocacy to Curb Childhood Obesity
5. New Nutrisystem Works(TM) Offers Corporate America New Weapon in the Fight Against Obesity
6. Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds
7. 1st Class Kids Host Miniature Golf Tournament to Raise Money in Support of Continued Obesity Research
8. Obesity does not worsen asthma, but may reduce response to medications
9. Hispanic children in US at greater risk for obesity than other ethnic/racial groups
10. Obesity predicts inadequate bowel prep at colonoscopy
11. Obesity and diabetes double risk of HF -- patients with both conditions very difficult to treat
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 22, 2014 Discount-Dress.com is ... of the firm is to increase the company’s online market ... a new selection of bridesmaid dresses and announced a bridesmaid ... is valid until Dec. 30, 2014. All the dresses from ... inexpensive. , In fact, Discount-Dress.com is very good at ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... use of power morcellators ( http://www.morcellatorlawsuit2015.com ) in ... than 450 new signatures since the end of October, ... people had signed the petition as of November 21st, ... October 31st, when 86,042 supporters had signed on to ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014 Lipitor lawsuits ( http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/ ) ... allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to its use ... now underway in U.S. District Court, District of South ... the litigation will convene its next Status Conference on ... Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendants to meet and ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Forbes Living TV and featured ... that Ashley Lombardo and friend Candy Sherman are the ... Lombardo entered friend Candy Sherman to receive a generous ... her friend is courageously battling lung cancer and raising ... medical bills piling up and the constant struggle to ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Developers and plugin specialist of Final Cut ... 3D Model bringing the impossible to FCPX from ... add obj files to FCPX enabling 3d Model editing,” said ... between professional and armature, FCPX 3D Model is a definite ... Final Cut Pro X users to upload and control 3D ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bridesmaid Dresses Introduced by Famous Company Discount-Dress.com For The New Year 2015 2Health News:Power Morcellator Petition Gains More than 450 Signatures Since October, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Power Morcellator Petition Gains More than 450 Signatures Since October, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Power Morcellator Petition Gains More than 450 Signatures Since October, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Lipitor Lawsuit Conference Scheduled for December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuit Conference Scheduled for December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Forbes Living TV Announces Winner of Thanksgiving #PayItForward Contest 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios released FCPX 3D Model plugin Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2
... Government plans to hasten patient treatment has included bestowing ... drugs//. ,Under this plan, nurses and pharmacists ... for common illnesses that range from acne to tonsillitis. ... clinics and will soon be able to prescribe drugs ...
... industry a panel comprising European experts recommended Sanofi-Aventis's anti-obesity pill ... news was brought to light by the company itself. ... block a pleasure centre and so fight obesity. People on ... with eating. ,Data from a trial involving more ...
... College of Nursing congress last week shouted at Patricia Hewitt ... their hostility to a government which was a great ally ... and what are they furious about? There are 70,000 nurses ... has also risen considerably over the past three years. Les ...
... in the May issue of the journal Medical Care say ... alright to discuss religion with their patients.// However, only three ... beliefs and only half of them bother to query a ... ten physicians routinely mentions his or her religious beliefs and ...
... the rain, there seems to be enough shine, making Washington, ... to the Environmental// Protection Agency. , ,The ... to schools that comprise of 40 activity cards and a ... the sun's UV rays. , ,Demonstrators apply ...
... occur in children whose mothers report difficulties with substance ... delivery, reports a study published in the Archives of ... / mood disorders, smoking, maternal drinking, substance or drug ... that can contribute to behavior problems in children. Although ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Doctors' Response To Patients' Religious Beliefs Can Vary 2Health News:Doctors' Response To Patients' Religious Beliefs Can Vary 3Health News:Maternal Difficulties Increase Risk of Behavior Problems in Children 2
(Date:11/21/2014)...   Wellcentive , the industry leader in ... announced today being named one of the four ... .  Sponsored by Intel, the world leader in ... recognizes companies developing leading-edge technology and unique approaches ... Wellcentive,s Mason Beard , senior ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Nov. 18, 2014  NxStage ® Medical ... manufacturer of innovative dialysis products , today ... dialyzer for the in-center, hemodialysis market.  Streamline ... is designed to reduce the amount of labor ... number of touch point contamination sites.  The dialyzer ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... 18, 2014 Breast cancer will interrupt ... year who get a new diagnosis. The Commission ... for case managers to help those diagnosed with ... myriad physical, emotional and financial decisions that come ... no cost via the Commission,s online knowledge resource, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Wellcentive Named Finalist for 2014 Intel Innovation Award 2Wellcentive Named Finalist for 2014 Intel Innovation Award 3NxStage Launches New Streamline Express Dialyzer With Pre-attached Blood Tubing Set 2New Breast Cancer Resources: Commission For Case Manager Certification Adds Specialty Tools to Case Management Body of Knowledge Online Learning Center 2
... HeartSine ® Technologies, Inc., a world leader in ... work together with the Newtown Township Police Department (Pennsylvania) ... AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in every squad car. ... donated the HeartSine samaritan ® PAD 300P Public ...
... Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG ) today announced ... at four customer sites in North America, bringing clinicians uncompromised ... on display at the 97th annual meeting of the Radiological ... Mammography is the primary tool used to aid ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HeartSine® Technologies and the Newtown Township Police Join Forces 2HeartSine® Technologies and the Newtown Township Police Join Forces 3Philips MicroDose Next Generation Mammography Solution Gains Traction with First North American Customers, Enabling Excellent Image Quality at a Low Radiation Dose 2Philips MicroDose Next Generation Mammography Solution Gains Traction with First North American Customers, Enabling Excellent Image Quality at a Low Radiation Dose 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: