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Cancer

10 September 2010

Obesity May Up Death Risk in Older Women With Colon Cancer

Women past menopause with a high BMI and large waists had increased risk of dying, study finds

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And trying to lose weight after the diagnosis may be too late, researchers cautioned. Abdominal obesity even prior to the diagnosis of colon cancer was associated with an increased risk of dying after contracting the disease, according to study author Anna Prizment, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, in Minneapolis.

 

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