Obesity

Colorectal Cancer Recurrence Lower in Survivors Who Exercise, Have Low Body Fat Mass

Colorectal Cancer Recurrence Lower in Survivors Who Exercise, Have Low Body Fat Mass

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This study investigated the impact of exercise (1 hour/week) and low body fat mass on recurrence of colorectal polyp recurrence among survivors of colorectal cancer.

Obesity in Adolescents Ups Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Obesity in Adolescents Ups Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Overweight teens in Israel had about a 53 percent higher risk for colon cancer as adults, researchers found.

Obese Men at Higher Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Obese Men at Higher Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Study found taller and heavier males were more likely to develop prostate cancer, and they are also more likely to die of the disease.

Increases in Liver Cancer Incidence Influenced by Higher Rates of Comorbidities

Increases in Liver Cancer Incidence Influenced by Higher Rates of Comorbidities

A new report from ACS describes trends in liver cancer and the factors influencing the ongoing increase in incidence, particularly higher rates of HCV infection, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

Obesity Increases Costs Across Health Care Settings

Obesity Increases Costs Across Health Care Settings

Percentage increases in costs associated with obesity were highest for medications, higher for women

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to implementation of national guidelines for obesity identified at system, subject, and professional level.

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

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Living in a high-poverty region is associated with lower access to obesity-related self-care resources.

Fewer Americans Trying to Lose Weight

Fewer Americans Trying to Lose Weight

More individuals in the United States are overweight and obese than two decades ago, but fewer are trying to shed pounds.

Earlier and Later Adult BMI Associated With Multiple Myeloma Risk

Earlier and Later Adult BMI Associated With Multiple Myeloma Risk

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Younger and usual adult body mass index (BMI) may be linked to increased risk for developing multiple myeloma, research indicates.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

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Women with poor metabolic health have a greater risk of colorectal cancer than those with increased weight.

Obesity Increases Risk for Transformation of MGUS to Multiple Myeloma

Obesity Increases Risk for Transformation of MGUS to Multiple Myeloma

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Researchers sought to determine the influence of obesity on the transformation of MGUS, an asymptomatic plasma cell neoplasm, to multiple myeloma.

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.

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