Many women unaware obesity raises cancer risk

10/13/2008 | Reuters

A survey of 1,545 fairly well educated women finds 42% knew obesity raises the risk of endometrial cancer, 53% knew it may lead to colon cancer and 54% were aware it raised their breast cancer risk. Researchers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston say health care providers must do a better job educating women about the risks of obesity.

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