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Obesity increases risk of cancer in youngsters: study

By: Keerthi Mohan

Youngsters who are obese have a higher risk of getting cancer, a new study says, adding that young adults who have body mass indexes of more than 30 are at risk of getting 13 different types of cancers. “Young people with body mass indexes over 30 are more likely to experience aggressive malignancies,” said the lead author of the study Nathan A. Berger, Professor at the Case Western Reserve University. Even after losing weight, can risk remains. “If you are obese, you are at a higher risk of cancer. If you lose weight, it improves the prognosis and may lower…

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