Obesity

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

There is a higher risk of secondary primary cancer in obese male survivors versus the general population.

Weight Loss Through Diet Improves Risks for Cancer in Overweight/Obese Women

Weight Loss Through Diet Improves Risks for Cancer in Overweight/Obese Women

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Losing weight through diet or diet and exercise improves risk for cancer in overweight or obese postmenopausal women. Although exercise alone can help maintain weight loss, it is not as effective as diet and exercise.

How Does Obesity Influence Pancreatic Cancer Development and Treatment?

How Does Obesity Influence Pancreatic Cancer Development and Treatment?

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Research findings reveal the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia in the most frequent type of pancreatic cancer, using mouse models and human tissue samples.

Obesity in Cancer Survivors on the Rise

Obesity in Cancer Survivors on the Rise

Estimated rate of annual increase in obesity prevalence higher for adults with history of cancer

High Blood Sugar Associated With Lower Risk of Meningioma

High Blood Sugar Associated With Lower Risk of Meningioma

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Benign brain tumors that have previously been associated with obesity and diabetes are surprisingly less likely to emerge in patients with high blood sugar, according to new research.

Animal Models for Cancer Immunotherapy Research Should Reflect Older and Obese Patient Populations

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More accurate modeling of cancer, which affects the elderly more than younger populations, could speed breakthroughs in research. Therefore, research on immunotherapy for cancer should include obese and older mice.

Obesity Rates on the Increase Among Women, but Not Men

Obesity Rates on the Increase Among Women, but Not Men

An increasing number of American women are obese, and obesity is still a concern for children and adolescents.

Obesity Can Mask Ovarian Cancer Symptoms in African American Women

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Excess abdominal fat in overweight and obese women could interfere with detection of early symptoms of ovarian cancer, and this may contribute to the higher risk of death from ovarian cancer in African American women compared with white women.

Total Weight Lost Is More Important Than Type of Diet in Reversing Obesity-Cancer Link

Total Weight Lost Is More Important Than Type of Diet in Reversing Obesity-Cancer Link

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Significant weight loss through calorie restriction, but not moderate weight loss through a low-fat diet, was linked to reduced breast cancer growth in a preclinical study.

Direct Measures of Body Composition, not BMI, Needed to Track Obesity During Leukemia Treatment

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Change in BMI does not reflect body composition of patients undergoing treatment for ALL, suggesting direct measures of body composition should be used to evaluate obesity in patients with leukemia.

Link Between Obesity and Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer May Be Therapy Target

Link Between Obesity and Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer May Be Therapy Target

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A drug currently approved for GI conditions may prevent the development of colorectal cancer, according to researchers who revealed a biological connection between obesity and increased risk for colorectal cancer.

Risk of Lymphedema Is Associated With Obesity in Patients With Breast Cancer

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Lymphedema related to breast cancer is one of the most distressing and feared late effects of breast cancer treatment. Given the improved survival following breast cancer, more and more survivors face lifetime risk of developing this late effect.

Obesity Contributes to Metastasis in Ovarian Cancer Patients

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Obesity potently increases the potential for metastasis of ovarian cancer. A large number of studies have shown that higher body mass index is associated with a greater risk for ovarian cancer with worse overall survival.

Obesity Is Not a Factor in Racial or Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Screening Adherence

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Adherence to cancer screening recommendations was not found to vary by race/ethnicity and body weight/obesity. In a focused look at the influence of body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, some screening disparities may be decreasing.

Telephone Counseling Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

Telephone Counseling Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

Telephone counseling is similarly effective to in-person counseling for overweight breast cancer survivors.

Surviving Cancer Does Not Encourage Healthier Diets In Patients

Surviving Cancer Does Not Encourage Healthier Diets In Patients

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Dietary habits have a profound impact on cancer survivorship. A recent study found that unfortunately many survivors do not adhere to healthy dietary guidelines, and those who smoke are even less likely to follow the guidelines.

Standing for 25% of Each Day May Reduce Obesity Risk

Standing for 25% of Each Day May Reduce Obesity Risk

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Simply standing a portion of the day can reduce the risk of obesity, and thereby reduce the risk of many cancers as well.

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Dramatic Cancer Prevention Benefits

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Dramatic Cancer Prevention Benefits

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Bariatric surgery slashed the weight of obese women who are most at risk for cancer by one-third, produced a mean weight loss of more than 100 pounds, and eliminated precancerous uterine growths. It also improved physical quality of life, improved insulin levels and glucose use, and altered the composition of gut bacteria.

Obesity Linked to Increased Thyroid Cancer Risk

Obesity Linked to Increased Thyroid Cancer Risk

Positive link made between obesity and papillary, follicular, and anaplastic thyroid cancer; inverse link for medullary thyroid cancer.

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors

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Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear.

Behavioral weight loss program helps breast cancer survivors

Behavioral weight loss program helps breast cancer survivors

Clinically meaningful weight loss over two years in overweight/obese survivors of breast cancer can be achieved via weight loss intervention.

Aspirin reverses obesity cancer risk

Aspirin reverses obesity cancer risk

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A regular regimen of aspirin can reduce additional cancer risk for obese individuals, according to study data.

Aspirin may reduce elevated risk of cancer caused by obesity

Aspirin may reduce elevated risk of cancer caused by obesity

Taking aspirin regularly can negate the increased the risk for developing colorectal cancer in patients with Lynch syndrome.

Reducing body fat through exercise can improve risks of breast cancer in postmenopausal women

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Postmenopausal women who exercised 300 minutes per week were better at reducing total fat, which could in turn lower their postmenopausal breast cancer risk.

Chemotherapy dosages in overweight or obese patients with ovarian cancer

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Overweight or obese patients with ovarian cancer are typically given lower per-pound chemotherapy doses to reduce toxic side effects, which could impact their survival chances.

Obesity associated with increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women

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Clinical trial data suggests that postmenopausal women of above-average weight have an increased risk of breast cancer.

Lifestyle intervention trial produces posttreatment weight loss in patients with breast cancer

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The presence of extra body fat causes increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, and also increases the chances for breast cancer recurrence.

Certain treatments for childhood cancer may increase obesity risk later in life

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Cancer treatments in early life can lead to obesity in later years, and counseling and weight loss interventions for certain childhood cancer survivors are important.

Childhood cancer survivors may be at risk for later obesity

Childhood cancer survivors may be at risk for later obesity

Certain cancer treatments can be linked to later weight gain.

Obesity leads to body processes that can promote cancer growth

Obesity leads to body processes that can promote cancer growth

People who are obese are at higher risk for developing cancer, because extra body fat interferes with processes.

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