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Overweight children face increased risk of adult cancer proportional to BMI

A study of British records indicates that overweight children face an increased risk of cancer later in life. The risk of cancer increased by 9% for each BMI increment observed during childhood.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters

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About: Overweight children face increased risk of adult cancer proportional to BMI

Date: 18 October 2004

Source: Reuters

URL: http://olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=6532189

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