Study links childhood obesity to cancer in adults

July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012, The Jerusalem Post By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich Tel Aviv University researchers have found a connection between obesity in childhood and colon or bladder cancer in adulthood. The risk for these malignant tumors is 40 percent higher in adults who were overweight as children. Dr. Adi Leiba, Prof. Arnon Afek and Dr. Ari Shamiss […]

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Special feature on obesity and cancer risk in NCI’s Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

April 12, 2012

In March 2012, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975-2008. This year’s report contains a special feature on the association of overweight and lack of physical activity with cancer risk. NCCOR Steering Committee member Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash (NCI) participated as a co-author on the […]

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