Augusta University

Obesity

Risk Factors for Cancer: Obesity

More than two-thirds (68%) of American adults are obese or overweight. Similarly, almost one-third or 30% of Georgia adults are obese and 33% of Augustans, 33% of Aiken County residents, and 26% of Columbia County residents are obese putting them a higher risk for developing some of the cancers listed below.
  • Breast (after menopause)
  • Uterus lining (endometrium)
  • Esophagus
  • Colon and rectum
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidney
  • Pancreas
  • Thyroid
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