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Obesity Now Causes Half a Million Cancers a Year, Worldwide

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  • Nearly 30 percent of the global population is overweight or obese, and this has a significant impact on cancer rates
  • In developed countries, eight percent of all cancers in women and three percent of cancers in men are associated with obesity
  • Compared to men, women are twice as likely to develop obesity-related cancer

By Dr. Mercola

Nearly 30 percent of the global population is overweight or obese, and this has a significant impact on cancer rates, experts say. According to one recent report, obesity is responsible for an estimated 500,000 cancer cases worldwide each year.


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