Obesity and Cancer

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The obesity paradox in cancer: clinical insights and perspectives

The obesity paradox refers to the paradoxical relationship between obesity and instances of better long-term survival in cancer, given the huge body of evidence for obesity’s carcinogenic effects. This article, published in Eating and weight disorders-...
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Cancer Research UK’s Obesity Campaign Causes Online Backlash

Smoking. Everyone knows the risks involved and the impacts it can have on your overall health. The links between smoking and emphysema, coronary heart disease, and in particular, cancer, have been long established and well publicised for decades. It is...
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Energy dense foods can increase cancer risk

There is a proven link between obesity and cancer risk, however few studies have examined the link between energy density of food and cancer risk. In a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers analysed dietary...
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Cancer-fighting drugs help weight loss

Researchers from the Mayo clinic have found that two common anti-cancer drugs have caused significant weight loss in mice. This effect was seen even though the mice continued consuming a high-fat diet. Originally, this research was conducted to address...
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Duration of overweight linked to cancer risk

The length of time that a woman spends of her adulthood as overweight or obese is directly linked to the development of a range of cancers. Up until now many studies that have looked at the associated risk between cancer and obesity have been cross-sectional,...
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