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Obesity growing to be top cancer cause

SCHMID, RANDOLPH E. (2008) Obesity growing to be top cancer cause. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Obesity is on its way to being deadlier than smoking as a cause of cancer, a leading researcher said Friday. Being obese is currently associated with about 14 percent of cancer deaths in men and 20 percent in women, compared with about 30 percent each for smoking, Dr. Walter C. Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health, told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "As smoking goes down and obesity goes up it won't be long before obesity is the No. 1 cancer killer," Willett said at a symposium on cancer prevention.


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Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Obesity; cancer deaths; Cancer prevention; nutritional factors
Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 05 May 2011 13:56
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/928

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