Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Weight


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Cancer Risk and Weight 5. Weight

True or false:
Being overweight increases your risk of developing cancer.

True. Studies most strongly associate being overweight or obese with a higher risk of breast (postmenopausal women), colorectal, endometrial, esophagus and renal cell cancers. This is likely caused by excess fat raising hormone levels in the body.

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