Increased Cancer Risk with Obesity

Did you know that in addition to increasing your risk of high blood pressure, Diabetes, and heart disease, obesity increases your risk of cancer? A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) of over one million obese patients, suggested that obese patients who did not undergo bariatric surgery have a risk of colorectal cancer that is 34% above the general population. Read more by following the link to the full journal article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/article-abstract/2762521

Author
Amanda C. Pysher, MD Bariatric and General Surgeon

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