Possible Link Between Obesity And Cancer

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A new government study warns about the possible link between cancer and obese people who are inactive.  Researchers say those are risk factors can contribute to at least a quarter of common cancers in the United States.

The study also says obesity can negatively impact the quality of life for cancer survivors.  The American Cancer Society has estimated that a third of cancer deaths can be attributed to diet and physical activity habits.