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Genetic Predisposition to Increased Weight is Protective for Breast and Prostate Cancer

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Although a recent campaign by Cancer Research UK emphasized obesity as a risk factor for cancer on par with smoking, the scientific literature on the relationship between increased weight and cancer risk is not so clear. In a new analysis, researchers from Brunel University London found that increasing weight is causally protective for breast and prostate cancer. Hasnat Amin, BSc, a doctoral student at Brunel University London, presented the results of the study at the American Society of Human Genetics 2020 Virtual Meeting.

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