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New Analysis Links Ovarian Cancer to Obesity

This week, a new analysis showed that women that are overweight or obese have a moderately higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than women at normal weight. The study, released by the American Institute for Cancer Research, analyzed the data from 28 studies of over 16,000 women with ovarian cancer and showed that women who carry extra weight are 5% more likely to develop ovarian cancer.


Key Findings:

  • Obesity is the key factor linked to increased risk for this cancer.



5% of US ovarian cancers — about 1,112 cases — can be prevented by being a healthy weight.


This entry was posted on April 22, 2014 by in Research Updates and tagged , .

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