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Being overweight may raise risk of eight more cancers, review finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4650 (Published 25 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4650
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Being overweight is associated with increased risk of eight further cancers, including stomach and liver cancers, in addition to those previously linked with excess weight, a large review has found.1

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Working Group reviewed more than 1000 studies investigating cancer risk and excess body weight to update previous findings. Most of the studies …

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