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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 13:59

Obesity "Probable Cause" in Ovarian Cancer

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According to Medical News Today, we can now add ovarian cancer to the list of breast, bowel and other cancers caused by obesity.

A new study by the World Cancer Research Fund finds a link between obesity and ovarian cancer. According to Dr. Rachel Thompson, head of research interpretation at the World Cancer Research Fund, for every five additional BMI (body mass index) points, there was a 6% increase in the risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study also revealed that, "women with a BMI greater than 28.4 kg/m2 had a significantly higher risk of ovarian cancer than women with a lower BMI."

In a related article, USA Today notes,

Obesity is already linked to a variety of tumors, including those of the colon, uterus, esophagus, kidney, gallbladder, thyroid and pancreas, as well as postmenopausal breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Maintaining a healthy weight could prevent about one in five of these cancers, or more than 120,000 a year, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Choosing a proper diet and eating healthy, nutritious foods are things we can do that directly affect our health, attitude and daily lives. If you are overweight or obese, and having trouble losing the weight, visit the CMWM clinic near you for our doctor-supervised medical weight loss program. Go to to find the clinic nearest you.

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