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"Fat Hormone" Tied To Higher Colon Cancer Risk In Obese Men, Michigan State University Study


2/21/2014 6:05:20 AM

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Obesity seems to increase the likelihood for developing precancerous growths called colorectal polyps, according to new research that offers fresh insight into colon cancer risk. Specifically, the study links polyp risk to several key characteristics of obesity, including having elevated levels of the fat hormone leptin, having a higher body mass index (BMI) and having a larger waistline. BMI is a measurement of body fat taking height and weight into account.

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