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Obesity Linked to Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Obesity has been shown to be linked to several illnesses and now research has shown that it may also be a contributing factor to the development of ovarian cancer, the Los Angeles TImes reports. The finding is based on a report issued by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund that found that 1,112 cases of ovarian cancer might be prevented each year if women maintained a BMI below 30. “The cancer specialists who drafted the report cited mounting evidence that obesity-induced disturbances both of the metabolism and of sex hormones probably explain the link between obesity and ovarian cancer.”

Read it in the Los Angeles Times.

Read the report published by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund.