Obesity and inactivity fuel global cancer epidemicBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7292.945 (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:945
- Debbie Josefson
- San Francisco
Obesity and lack of exercise contribute to up to a third of cancers of the colon, breast, kidney, and digestive tract, says a new report from the World Health Organization. The study was prompted by concerns that obesity and its attendant health risks constitute a growing global epidemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that obesity causes 300000 deaths in the United States annually, a number exceeded only by deaths related to tobacco. Half of European adults and …