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Acute myelogenous leukemia more prevalent in obese elderly women

Acute myelogenous leukemia has been found to be more prevalent amongst older women who are overweight. A link has been established between this type of leukemia and BMI. Obese women may be at a risk of 140% higher than those of normal weight. Survival rates for the elderly are generally poor. Obesity has also been linked to increased risk of colon and breast cancer.

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About: Acute myelogenous leukemia more prevalent in obese elderly women

Date: 8 November 2004

Source: Web MD

Author: Kelli Miller Stacy


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