Researchers have identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity. Limiting weight gain over time could help to reduce the risk of these cancers, the data suggest.

Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

An international team of researchers, including Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type of brain tumor), thyroid cancer and the blood cancer multiple myeloma. Limiting weight gain over the decades could help to reduce the risk of these cancers, the data suggest.
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