Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Obesity Epidemic Tempers Good News on Cancer Rates

NPR reported this morning on its Morning Edition show that cancer deaths in the United States have been dropping since the 1990s. Researchers say that the decades-long effort to improve diets and reduce bad habits, like smoking, have begun to pay off. On the other hand, increasing obesity rates are contributing to increases in certain cancers. Listen to the entire segment here.

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