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Obesity boosts ovarian cancer risk, study finds
Monterey Herald

Obesity is probably a factor in some of the almost 22,000 new diagnoses of ovarian cancer that will be handed out this year to American women, a new study says. The finding adds ovarian cancer, the deadliest of the gynecological malignancies, to a growing list of diseases linked to carrying far too much weight. Research has found obesity to contribute to a person’s risk for a wide range of illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancers of the breast, colon, pancreas and esophagus.