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Obesity, physical inactivity linked with risk for certain molecular subtype of colorectal cancer

  • Posted: February 27, 2013

An increasing body mass index was associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer with a specific molecular characteristic, and inversely, physical activity was linked to a decreased risk for that same cancer, according to data from a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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