Obesity Doubles Risk of Colon Cancer in Women

December 2007
Environmental Nutrition;Dec2007, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p1
The article reports on the study which states that obese women have greater risk of developing colon cancer than women who are not. It cites that obesity has the greater risk factor for colon cancer than smoking, age or family history of the disease. Researchers at Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York found out that women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher are twice as likely to develop colon cancer than women with BMI below 30.


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