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January 3, 2005

Obesity linked to kidney cancer

Topics: Medicine

Source: American Journal of Epidemiology 2004 160: 1159-1167
Via The Cancer Blog.

We have another reason to lose weight. A study published in the American Journal Epidemiology linked obesity to the development of kidney cancer (renal carcinoma).

To put this in numbers, for each point above the normal BMI the risk increases by 7%. The group also identified physical activity as a possible protective effect in men. Read the abstract...

Posted by Hyscience at January 3, 2005 10:04 PM



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