Oncology Organization Takes Stand on Obesity

Obesity is on its way to replacing tobacco as the number one preventable cause of cancer, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This alarming prediction has spurred the ASCO to create a position statement on obesity’s impact on cancer. Several links have been discovered connecting excess weight with the development of cancer….

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Can Weight Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk?

Weight loss surgery helps reduce many health risks, including heart ailments and diabetes. It may also reduce the risk for certain cancers, according to findings from Brazilian researchers. The team of Brazilian researchers grouped the results of 13 studies of more than 54,000 people, looking at cancer rates after weight loss surgery. What they found…

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Lap Band Results for Lower BMI Patients

New research has revealed that Lap-Band surgery can induce weight loss in long-term obese patients and provides support for use of the procedure in patients with milder obesity. Lap-Band surgery is a laparoscopic procedure that limits food intake with minimum interference with the normal digestive process. By wrapping a silicone band around the upper part of the…

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