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Body size matters with colon cancer

Obesity doesn’t just raise older women’s risk of developing colon cancer, it may also increase their risk of dying from it.

That’s according to research led by SPH epidemiologist Anna Prizment. In an analysis of 1,100 postmenopausal women diagnosed with colon cancer between 1986 and 2005, her team found that women carrying excess weight in the waist and hips may be at increased risk of death.

Read more in Advances Magazine.

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