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How Body Weight Affects Cancer Risk [Infographic]

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The percentage of obese and overweight adults in the United States has risen considerably in recent years. Having excess weight has been shown to increase an individual’s risk of at least 13 types of cancer. As people age, this risk increases even further. The staff at Bethlehem Home Care Assistance wants to share a few statistics with families so they can help their aging loved ones take the necessary steps to maintain a healthy weight in the golden years.

How Body Weight Affects Cancer Risk