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Woman not aware of cancer obesity link

October 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Many women don't know about the link between obesity and cancer - and experts say they've got to do a better job of getting the word out.A recent survey found that less than half the women interviewed knew about the link between weight and cancer.

Women who are overweight are four times more likely to develop uterine cancer, and six times more likely to get endometrial cancer.

Excess weight also ups the risk of breast and colon cancer.

 

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