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Obesity: The heavyweight of cancer

Obesity rivals tobacco as the leading preventable risk factor leading to cancer and is associated with reduced patient survival. While most people are aware of the connection between smoking and cancer, the connection with obesity is currently underappreciated. In fact, it is estimated that obesity... click to read more

  • Daniela Quail | Assistant Professor at Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Oakley Olson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University, New York, United States
  • Johanna Joyce | Professor at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Oncology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 12, 2018
One run a day keeps the...cancer away!

A healthy life-style, including regular exercise, has long been associated with the prevention of diabetes and heart attack. Moreover, exercise helps to lower other major disease risk factors, e.g. obesity and high blood pressure. When it comes to cancer, it is suggested that exercise confers... click to read more

  • Per thor Straten | Professor at Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Denmark
  • Manja Idorn | PhD student at Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Denmark
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 5, 2016