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Obesity may up odds of early-onset colorectal cancer in women

Women with obesity were 93% more likely to develop early-onset colorectal cancer, compared with those at normal weight, according to a study in JAMA Oncology based on data involving more than 85,000 women who were followed for 22 years starting from ages 25 to 42. The findings also showed that women ages 18 and older who put on 44 to 88 pounds had a 65% higher risk of colorectal cancer, and those who gained over 88 pounds had more than double the risk, compared with those who gained 10 pounds or less.

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