Obesity

Could Diet Adjustment Prevent Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

Could Diet Adjustment Prevent Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

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A recent article is only the latest in a series of studies drawing attention to the importance of diet in prostate cancer development.

Information About Obese Patients Underreported in Randomized Clinical Trials

Information About Obese Patients Underreported in Randomized Clinical Trials

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The median proportion of obese patients was 18%, as observed over 22 RCTs.

Obesity Duration in Adult Women Affects Cancer Risk

Obesity Duration in Adult Women Affects Cancer Risk

The longer a woman is overweight, the higher her risk of several cancers.

The association between obesity and gastrointestinal cancer

The association between obesity and gastrointestinal cancer

[Gastrointestinal Cancer: Targets and Therapy] Obesity is now recognized as one of the foremost modifiable cancer risk factors.

Robotic Surgery Viable for Obese Women with Endometrial Cancer

Robotic Surgery Viable for Obese Women with Endometrial Cancer

Robotic surgery is safe and feasible for the surgical management of morbidly obese patients with endometrial cancer.

Higher Breast Cancer Risk in Obese, Postmenopausal Women

Higher Breast Cancer Risk in Obese, Postmenopausal Women

Risk for breast cancer among obese women may be up to 58 percent higher than for normal-weight postmenopausal women.

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Face Obesity Risk Later in Life

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Face Obesity Risk Later in Life

Certain treatments may increase a childhood cancer survivor's risk of obesity later in life.

Cancer Risk 40 Percent Higher in Obese Women

Cancer Risk 40 Percent Higher in Obese Women

Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women.

Obesity and Chemotherapy Dosing in Patients with Cancer

Obesity and Chemotherapy Dosing in Patients with Cancer

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Chemotherapy can be dosed based on body surface area or body weight, but some studies show up to 40% of obese patients receive lower doses.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher in Obese Blacks, Hispanics

Breast Cancer Risk Higher in Obese Blacks, Hispanics

For black women, obesity increases postmenopausal risk of breast cancer by 31 percent.

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing 10 Common Cancers

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing 10 Common Cancers

Researchers conducted what they say is the largest study of its kind to assess the link between BMI and cancer.

Transformation of White Fat to Brown Fat Drives Cachexia

Transformation of White Fat to Brown Fat Drives Cachexia

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Changes in adipose tissue precede the development of cachexia symptoms, and suggest a treatment approach.

Obesity Clinical Treatments

Treatment options for obesity including strength, form, and dosing details.

Oncologists Asked to Play Greater Role in Helping Obese Patients With Cancer

Oncologists Asked to Play Greater Role in Helping Obese Patients With Cancer

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ASCO recommendation tasks oncologists with assisting obese patients with cancer in finding appropriate resources for weight management.

Morbid Obesity Ups Mortality Rate

Morbid Obesity Ups Mortality Rate

Most of the excess deaths attributed to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Cancer Risk

Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Cancer Risk

Weight-loss surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients.

Obesity May Trigger Colon Cancer

Obesity May Trigger Colon Cancer

Changes to the colon that may lead to colorectal cancer appear to be caused by obesity, rather than diet, in mice.

Colon Polyps More Likely in Obese Men

Colon Polyps More Likely in Obese Men

Obese individuals have increased odds of having three or more polyps and tubular adenomas.

Obesity Increases Risk of Death From Tongue Cancer

Obesity Increases Risk of Death From Tongue Cancer

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For the first time, researchers find a link between excess body weight and death from oral cancer.

Tomato-Based Diet May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Tomato-Based Diet May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Increased adiponectin concentration seen in all postmenopausal women at increased risk of breast cancer.

Belly Fat Linked to Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Belly Fat Linked to Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Central abdominal adiposity is associated with an increased risk of esophageal inflammation, metaplasia, and adenocarcinoma.

Obesity and Cancer: A Risk Factor That Can Be Prevented

Obesity and Cancer: A Risk Factor That Can Be Prevented

Obesity not only increases risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; it can also be a risk factor for many types of cancer.

ACS: More Needs to Be Done to Reduce Smoking, Obesity and Expand Cancer Screening

ACS: More Needs to Be Done to Reduce Smoking, Obesity and Expand Cancer Screening

American Cancer Society stresses that stronger efforts to cut tobacco use and obesity and expand screening test use could prevent much of the suffering and deaths associated with cancer.

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