Navigation Links
Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer
Date:1/5/2009

Excess estrogen may contribute to malignancy, study suggests

MONDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Obese postmenopausal women who have never used hormone replacement therapy may face an increased risk of ovarian cancer, compared to normal-weight women, a new study suggests.

Interestingly, obese women who have used hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for symptoms of menopause may not face increased risk for this type of malignancy.

The study findings are published in the Feb. 15 issue of the journal Cancer.

The take-home message is a familiar one, experts said: Maintain a healthy body weight.

"This is another, very fine epidemiologic study that shows a relationship between obesity and female-related cancers," said Dr. Jay Brooks, chairman of hematology/oncology at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge, La. "The two leading causes of cancer in the western world today are tobacco and obesity. We've made enormous progress with tobacco-related malignancies -- it's really stunning. The next wave is obesity-related illness."

Added Dr. Elizabeth A. Poynor, a gynecologic oncologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, "This is yet another health risk that we can talk about with women who are overweight, and yet another reason to lose weight."

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cancer killer of U.S. women and the leading killer among gynecologic malignancies. Only about 37 percent of women with this diagnosis will survive beyond five years, according to background information in the study.

Women who've had children and who've used oral contraceptives appear to have a decreased risk of the disease.

A family history of ovarian cancer along with HRT use is known to contribute to the risk, and there has been some evidence that excess body weight also ups the risk.

For the new study, investigators from the U.S. National Cancer Institute followed almost 95,000 U
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study links obesity to elevated risk of ovarian cancer
2. Minimizing obesitys impact on ovarian cancer survival
3. Childhood Obesity May Cause Thyroid Problems
4. Obesity increases lymphedema risk for breast cancer survivors
5. Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Hypertension
6. Obesity-Related Hormone Tied to Psoriasis
7. Genetic Variants Tied to Obesity
8. Health Care Service Corporation Finds Success With Innovative Program Targeting Obesity Epidemic
9. Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Diabetes
10. Obesity among states low-income teens nearly triple that of more affluent peers
11. Obesity is a Family Affair
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/21/2014)... AlignLife of Norton Shores is spreading Christmas joy ... helping people get their health back. Mission for area ... those persons in Muskegon County who are unable to find ... life. Dr. Michael Rykse wanted to do a Toy Drive ... he knew he found that when he heard what MAP ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Parker & Sons, Inc. a market leader in ... similar home contractor services announces a record number of ... contracting services. The company is considered by many to ... for well over 40 years. Parker and Sons takes ... customer service to the residents and business owners of ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... December 21, 2014 SCI ... the issues and systemic barriers for disabled athletes with ... Champion. Scheidies has a condition called juvenile macular degeneration, ... describes how he adapted his athletic ambitions to his ... success in triathlon to pioneer the way for other ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 As ... alleging heart attacks, stroke and blood clots from using ... increase, a new study shows that the male hormone ... cancer. In a study published in the Proceedings of ... James Amos-Landgraf examined a group of male rats with ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 The Oncology ... drive in the Santa Ana and Whittier offices. The Hope ... brighten the lives of patients and their families during the ... reach out to approximately 70 children between both offices. This ... the help of Target’s community service team, store managers and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AlignLife of Norton Shores Makes a Brighter Christmas for Kids in Muskegon 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 3Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 2Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4
... the status with NHS, are not up to the ... was given// to private clinics since 2002 to clear the ... patients. ,The clinics are given the ... operations. The Tories have complained that the clinics are not ...
... pioneer in stem cell banking and research in India, in ... launch of the country's first stem cell transplant center at ... during the childbirth, has the potential to cure over 75 ... to repair specific tissues, according to researchers. ...
... France reveals that French people, particularly women are growing larger ... 42% of the French population aged above 15 years is ... and 12.4% being obese.,Obesity is on a high in France, ... junk food. This is reported by the study that is ...
... the prices of brand-name prescription drugs that are commonly used ... inflation. ,However AARP's quarterly Rx Watchdog Report shows that ... Americans remain unchanged. ,AARP survey of around 200 ... prices by 6.3 percent during the 12 months up to ...
... recent research, consumption of fatty fish like salmon and sardines ... kidney cancer//. ,A big, 15-year study was conducted ... and lean fish and its effect on kidney cancer risk. ... fish, i.e., more than one serving in a week, had ...
... appears to improve nasal airway function in patients ... in the September/October issue of Archives of Facial ... ,Obstruction of the nasal passages is one of ... facial plastic surgeons, according to background information in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:India's First Stem Cell Transplant Center Launched in Chennai 2Health News:Obesity on a high in France 2Health News:Drug Prices Rising Faster Than Inflation 2Health News:Fatty Fish consumption may reduce Kidney Cancer risk 2Health News:Fatty Fish consumption may reduce Kidney Cancer risk 3Health News:Nasal Plastic Surgery Improves Airway Function 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... and SAN DIEGO , Dec. ... PHG ; AEX: PHIA) and Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: ... measurement solutions for cardiovascular applications, today announced that they have ... Philips will commence a tender offer to acquire all of ... per share, or a total equity purchase price of USD ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Dec. 17, 2014  Strategic ... health management software solutions, today announced a strategic agreement ... the New Jersey regional marketplace.  ... and enhance the health and wellness solutions QualCare brings ... and the surrounding region. QualCare ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. , Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced that ... Ltd, a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative ... As part of the agreement, RSL ... Facility bundled solution specifically configured for use within ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 2Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 3Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 4Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 5Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 6Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 7Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 8Strategic Health Services to collaborate with QualCare on Population Health and Wellness Technology for QualCare Members 2Strategic Health Services to collaborate with QualCare on Population Health and Wellness Technology for QualCare Members 3Beamz Interactive, Inc. Signs UK Distribution Agreement with RSL Steeper Limited 2Beamz Interactive, Inc. Signs UK Distribution Agreement with RSL Steeper Limited 3
... LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Nov. 5 CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. ... Krakauer, President & CEO, will be presenting at the Sidoti ... formal presentation is scheduled for 9:05 AM ET on Friday, ... a Q & A session immediately following the presentation. In ...
... Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNSS ) today announced ... voreloxin orphan drug designation for the treatment of acute ... 2 clinical trials of voreloxin in AML: a single-agent ... elderly AML patients unlikely to benefit from standard induction ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sunesis' Voreloxin Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia 2Sunesis' Voreloxin Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... 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 ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: