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Friday, March 28, 2014

There Is A Link Between Cancer and Obesity

It's Nutrition Month and the province is reminding you of the link between obesity and cancer.

Over 34 per cent of adults are overweight in the province and 25 per cent are obese when compared to the national average.

Dr. Rejean Savoie of the New Brunswick Cancer Network says research clearly show being overweight or obese increases a person's risk of cancer.

He says it's estimated that 30 to 40 per cent of all cancer cases could be prevented by addressing the risk factors of poor diet, unhealthy body weight and a lack of physical activity.

Health Minister Ted Flemming says since March is Nutrition Month it's an excellent opportunity to New Brunswickers that being overweight or obese increases the risk of cancer. 

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