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Study Finds Link Between Obesity, Cancer Screening

The rate of cancer screening for certain types of cancer increases with body weight, according to a new study published in the Journal of Obesity.

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U.S. Cancer Rates Drop, While Obesity Related Cancers Increase

There has been a steady drop in in the cancer death rate in the United States, but obesity related cancers, such as kidney cancer, is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report.

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Obesity Isn’t Just Bad for Your Body, It’s Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check

The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there’s a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.

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‘Obesity May Run in the Family,’ Say Researchers — Health Check

Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.

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