The link between obesity and cancer risk (w/PODCAST)

July 26, 2015 | by City of Hope

obesity and cancer Misagh Karimi specializes in hematology-oncology at City of Hope ǀ Corona.

Many Americans understand that obesity is tied to heart disease and diabetes but, according to a new survey, too few – only 7 percent – know that obesity increases the risk of cancer.

Specific biological characteristics can increase cancer risk in obese people, and multiple studies have shown correlations between obesity and cancer recurrence, such as with breast, colon, esophageal and other cancers.

Here, medical oncologist Misagh Karimi, M.D., discusses  the connection between obesity and cancer.

 

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