Newly reported from the USA: Cancer Risk Increased With Recent Weight Loss

Individuals with recent weight loss have a significantly increased risk for cancer during the subsequent 12 months, according to a study published online in the Jan. 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Qiao-Li Wang, M.D., Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined the rates of subsequent cancer diagnoses over 12 months among health professionals with weight loss during the prior two years compared with those without recent weight loss. The prospective cohort analysis consisted of women aged 40 years and older from the Nurses’ Health Study and men aged 40 years and older from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.

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