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Study: Obesity linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer
Updated:2018-10-13 14:53:00
Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 as women who have what is considered a normal body mass index (BMI), according to a research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The study included data from 85,256 women aged 25 to 44 in the Nurses' Health Study II, which began in 1989. The researchers have collected detailed information on body weight throughout the life course, family and endoscopy histories, and lifestyle factors at study baseline and every two to four years. Up to 2011, doctors diagnosed 114 colorectal cancer cases under age 50.
Compared with women with the lowest BMIs, 18.5-22.9 kilograms per square meter, women with the highest BMIs, greater than 30, had almost twice the risk of early-onset colorectal cancer.
The study was published on Thursday in JAMA Oncology.

 

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