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Diabetes, High BMI Tied to Cancer on Global Level

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Diabetes, High BMI Tied to Cancer on Global Level

Source: Medpagetoday

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Diabetes and high BMI (≥25) were associated with an estimated 792,600 new cases of cancer, nearly 6% of all incident cancers, worldwide in 2012, British researchers reported. In an analysis of 18 types of cancer in 175 countries, 544,300 cases were attributable to high BMI (equivalent to 3.9% of all cancers) and 280,100 were attributable to diabetes (2%), according to to Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, BMBCh, at Imperial College London, and colleagues.

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