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BMI Linked to Colon Cancer

In a prospective cohort study, obese patients had a 20% increased risk of adenoma recurrence within 12 years, Adeyinka Laiyemo, MD, MPH, of Howard University in Washington, and colleagues reported at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting.

“Body mass index [BMI] was positively associated with adenoma recurrence … and lifestyle modification should be encouraged,” they wrote.

In plain language, the heavier you are the higher chance of getting colon cancer.

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