St. Jude researchers find that unhealthy habits more than double risk of metabolic syndrome in childhood cancer survivors
- Posted: July 29, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study finds that few adult survivors of childhood cancer follow a heart-healthy lifestyle that protects against heart disease, diabetes and other health problems.
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