Study links excess weight to higher colon cancer risk in men

05/30/2013 |

An analysis of data from almost 3,000 people ages 55 to 74 found that obese men had a 48% higher risk of colorectal cancer than their normal-weight peers. Researchers also found that obese men were 32% more likely to develop polyps and 50% more prone to polyp recurrence. The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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