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Obesity-related cancers are rising rapidly among adolescents in the US

Obesity-related cancers are rising rapidly among adolescents in the US

February 4, 2019

The society says a steep increase in the prevalence of obesity over the last 40 years may have increased the risk among younger people and that the problem could be a set back to the recent progress made in addressing cancer.

An analysis of millions of records covering health data from between 1995 and 2014 showed that the incidence rate of six out of 12 obesity-related cancers had increased, especially among people aged under 50 years.

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