Esophageal cancer later in life is more likely for overweight teens

10/14/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Overweight adolescents were more than twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer later in life as their normal-weight peers, an Israeli study in the journal Cancer found. The risk of getting intestinal-type stomach cancer was more than double for low-income teens and almost double for those with nine or fewer years of education. Researchers noted that teens born in Asia or the former Soviet Union faced an increased stomach cancer risk.

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