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Excess body weight causes over 124,000 new cancers a year in Europe

2 December, 2020 – 4:32 am |

At least 124,000 new cases of cancer in 2008 in Europe may have been caused by excess weight, according to estimates from a study of new models. The proportion of new cases of cancer attributable to a BMI of 25kg/m2 or more were higher among women and in Central European countries like the Czech Republic, […]

Obesity hinders chemotherapy treatment in children with leukemia

22 November, 2020 – 4:32 am |

Obesity is a major factor contributing to resistance to chemotherapy and increased relapse rates among children with leukemia, according to recent studies, first published online in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Obesity is associated with increased incidence and mortality of many cancers. Leukemia is the most common cancer in […]

Childhood obesity prevention needs to start earlier

24 March, 2019 – 4:32 am |

Efforts to prevent childhood obesity must begin much earlier than currently thought – perhaps even before birth – especially for minority children, according to a new study that tracked 1826 women from pregnancy through their children the first five years of life. Most prevention programs for obesity – including national initiative launched recently by First […]