Weight Manager

August 1998 Issue

A New Peril of Yo-Yoing

Pick a reasonable weight and stick to it to help ward off certain cancers. So suggests a 10-year study from the University of Southern California. It compared people with cancer of the colon or rectum to people without cancer and identified three weight-related factors linked to the cancers: Obesity. People with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater were about twice as likely to develop colon or rectal cancer, compared

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