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Obesity poised to overtake smoking as leading preventable cause of cancer

You probably know smoking causes cancer, maybe even that it's the leading preventable cause of cancer.

You might not know the second leading cause of cancer, because scientists have only recently made the connection.

It's obesity.

Researchers have been investigating a link between obesity and cancer for more than 15 years, but that link was only established conclusively in the past few years.

While public health officials have programs that address both obesity and cancer prevention, they haven’t tailored programs to specifically address obesity as a cancer risk factor.

They’ll have to.

See full article, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/life/2019/04/30/cancer-obesity-michigan-thyroid-liver-kindey-ovary-pancreas-colon/3495468002/