Navigation Links
Obesity Raises Cancer Risk
Date:2/15/2008

British study details differences between genders, ethnic groups

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The more weight you carry on your body, the greater your odds of developing cancer, British researchers report.

This is true not only of fairly common cancers such as colon and breast, but also of lesser known varieties, including gallbladder. Moreover, the degree of risk differs between men and women and among different ethnic groups, report the authors of a comprehensive new paper appearing in this week's issue of The Lancet.

"This is a profoundly important issue. Obviously, the obesity epidemic is a huge problem itself, and the relationship to cancer is only one of the many adverse health effects of being overweight and obese," said Dr. Michael Thun, head of epidemiological research at the American Cancer Society. "The evidence has been accumulating now for over 10 years. . . This study tries to provide a quantitative measure of how much the relative risk goes up with each increment, basically jumping from one BMI [body-mass index] category to another."

Although extra fat has already been identified by research as a risk factor for several different types of cancer, Thun said, "the problem of obesity is so large and so difficult to solve that there's a very sound reason for ongoing studies of things that have become increasingly well-known, just because it helps the momentum in stimulating approaches that will actually help people maintain a healthy weight."

Last year, a report issued by the American Institute of Cancer Research and the U.K.-based World Cancer Research Fund concluded that body fat is associated with an increased risk for several different types of cancer including esophageal adenocarcinoma, as well as cancers of the pancreas, colon and rectum, breast (postmenopausal), endometrium and kidney.

Although that report was one of the most comprehensive to date, it did leave so
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Body image is stronger predictor of health than obesity, says Mailman School of PH study
2. Penn childhood obesity researchers panelists at AAAS Town Hall Event
3. Lower-income neighborhoods associated with higher obesity rates
4. Sleep duration may play important role in childhood obesity
5. Agatston Research Foundation Sponsors New Childhood Obesity Initiative
6. Obesity Action Coalition Calls on the State of Mississippi House of Representatives to Withdraw House Bill 282 Discriminating Against Those Affected by Obesity
7. Lose Weight Gain Life: New Website to Help People Seeking Information on Obesity Surgery
8. Center for Science Writings presents: Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Diet, Exercise and Obesity
9. Thought Leaders in Morbid Obesity Treatment Convene at Upcoming Surgical Conference
10. Depression, Obesity Coexist in Many Middle-Aged Women
11. Natural Harmony Foods Works to Reduce Childhood Obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obesity Raises Cancer Risk
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 – Silverado, a provider of memory ... that it is a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual ... Through a Child's Eye and Silverado Resident Visits ... a Child's Eye , seven-year-old Mia Sandoval shares her experience ... a memory care community in Los Angeles. The feel-good video ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 According to a new ... leading global authority in medical device market research, the ... to over $8 billion by 2018. This growth ... the transcatheter heart valve market, which is comprised of ... transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) segments. , There are ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 According to the New ... the recreational and the medicinal sectors is mirroring the ... becomes more accepted in mainstream culture, many are turning ... the traditional and more dangerous forms of smoking the ... quite the trend in legalized states such as Colorado ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014Today the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and ... to improve access to essential pain medications for people ... ACS, Treat the Pain initiative, this new partnership will ... HIV/AIDS services throughout the country. , Swaziland has ... than 26 percent of adults ages 15-49 infected. Many ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Officials with OZ Naturals ... in the UK in September. , Craig Romero, CEO of ... Sept. 7 on Amazon.co.uk. , “Demand for OZ Naturals products ... are truly looking forward to serving the European market,” Romero ... bestselling Vitamin C serum and hyaluronic acid ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Silverado Selected a Winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for Producing Inspiring Online Video Content 2Health News:Global Transcatheter Heart Valve Devices Market Outlook to 2018: Breakthrough Developments led by Abbott, Edwards LifeSciences and Medtronic 2Health News:Global Transcatheter Heart Valve Devices Market Outlook to 2018: Breakthrough Developments led by Abbott, Edwards LifeSciences and Medtronic 3Health News:Marijuana Edibles Sales Show Growth in Market 2Health News:New partnership to improve access to essential pain medications for people living with HIV 2Health News:OZ Naturals to Launch Its Products in the UK 2
... planned strategic growth that ... Lansing and Michigan, LANSING, Mich., Oct. 8 In ... Grand River, accommodate up to 500 new jobs for,Lansing and ... subsidiary Accident Fund Insurance Company of America announced,today it will ...
... MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Oct. 8 Dixtal Medical, Inc.,and ... that Dixtal Medical,has acquired the Novametrix pulse oximetry ... will be marketed under the,Dixtal/Novametrix brand pursuant to ... Novametrix, founded in 1978 and acquired,by Respironics in ...
... mean more estrogen, bringing higher odds for the illness, researchers ... and shape of a woman,s hips may affect her daughter,s ... The study of 6,370 Finnish women found that breast cancer ... mothers with relatively wide hips, and nearly seven times higher ...
... Brothers is proud to be the,leading supplier of Official ... extends over 90 years. The embroidered badges and awards,produced ... substances. As a global manufacturer, Lion Brothers maintains ... substances in any of its,manufacturing processes. Lion tests materials ...
... Bristol-Myers Squibb Company,(NYSE: BMY ) will announce ... 25. During a conference call on October 25 at ... executives will,address inquiries from investors and analysts. Investors ... a live,webcast of the call at http://www.bms.com/ir ...
... or useless, the appendix now appears to have a reason ... bacteria living in the human gut. , Drawing upon a ... postulate that the beneficial bacteria in the appendix that aid ... evacuates the intestines and emerge afterwards to repopulate the gut. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Accident Fund Will Make Board of Water & Light's Ottawa Street Station Power Plant in Lansing Its New National Headquarters 2Health News:Accident Fund Will Make Board of Water & Light's Ottawa Street Station Power Plant in Lansing Its New National Headquarters 3Health News:Dixtal Medical Purchases Novametrix Pulse Oximetry Business from Respironics 2Health News:Dixtal Medical Purchases Novametrix Pulse Oximetry Business from Respironics 3Health News:Woman's Hips Might Indicate Daughter's Breast Cancer Risk 2Health News:Appendix isn't useless at all: It's a safe house for bacteria 2Health News:Appendix isn't useless at all: It's a safe house for bacteria 3
(Date:7/29/2014)...   , First patient ... efficacy and safety of MSB0010718C in patients with metastatic Merkel ... aggressive skin cancer lacking effective treatments   MSB0010718C is ... clinical trial for the treatment of solid tumors that aims ... a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  Dignity Health St. ... received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality ... outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association ... the number four cause of death and a ... the United States , according to the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014 STAAR Surgical ... manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses and delivery systems ... second quarter results and conference call with investors to ... 30, 2014.  The Company rescheduled the release date and ... funeral services for Hideo Watanabe , President of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:EMD Serono Initiates Phase II Study of Anti-PD-L1 Antibody MSB0010718C in Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma 2EMD Serono Initiates Phase II Study of Anti-PD-L1 Antibody MSB0010718C in Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma 3EMD Serono Initiates Phase II Study of Anti-PD-L1 Antibody MSB0010718C in Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma 4EMD Serono Initiates Phase II Study of Anti-PD-L1 Antibody MSB0010718C in Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma 5Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care 2Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care 3STAAR Surgical Moves Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call One Day to July 31 2
... K-V Pharmaceutical Company ( KVa; KVb) (the "Company") ... HOLX ) that site initiation and patient enrollment has ... in the ongoing trial of Gestiva™ (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection, 250 ... of preterm birth in women pregnant with a single baby ...
... The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) , which convenes innovators, globally relevant ... in wireless technologies, today hailed its partner organizations for their collaboration and ... , , ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:K-V Pharmaceutical Announces Update on Confirmatory Trial of Gestiva(TM) 2K-V Pharmaceutical Announces Update on Confirmatory Trial of Gestiva(TM) 3K-V Pharmaceutical Announces Update on Confirmatory Trial of Gestiva(TM) 4K-V Pharmaceutical Announces Update on Confirmatory Trial of Gestiva(TM) 5K-V Pharmaceutical Announces Update on Confirmatory Trial of Gestiva(TM) 6K-V Pharmaceutical Announces Update on Confirmatory Trial of Gestiva(TM) 7K-V Pharmaceutical Announces Update on Confirmatory Trial of Gestiva(TM) 8K-V Pharmaceutical Announces Update on Confirmatory Trial of Gestiva(TM) 9Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) Applauds Partner Organizations for Supporting Goal of Improving Healthcare Via Wireless Technologies 2Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) Applauds Partner Organizations for Supporting Goal of Improving Healthcare Via Wireless Technologies 3
... Drug Interaction Principles is the number one ... , An understanding of drug interactions has ... Since publication of the first edition of ... pharmacopoeia - coupled with prolonged human life ...
... drug information reference that integrates ... patient care guidelines., The sixth ... 4,700 drugs, including the latest ... indications, dosages, side effects and ...
Updated for 2006 with more than 800 complete drug entries, this mobile reference provides instant access to all the drug information nurses need in day-to-day practice....
... ACM-8 loads and unloads two centrifuges with ... via Cap Recognition the tube type is ... batches of three 5 position racks into ... single centrifuge ACM can be offered for ...
Medicine Products: