Keeping your New Year’s resolution to lose weight could dramatically reduce future cases of cancer

Reducing the number of overweight and obese Canadians by 50 per cent could potentially prevent a cumulative 59,829 cases of cancer by 2042, according to University of Calgary researcher Darren Brenner, PhD, who is part of a collaborative group from multiple institutions across Canada working together on the Canadian Population Attributable Risk of Cancer Project (ComPARe). “Our…

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Predicted rise in Canadian obesity rate may lead to higher cancer burden

AUSTIN, Texas — Reducing the number of overweight and obese Canadians by 50 percent could potentially prevent a cumulative 59,829 cases of cancer by 2042, according to estimates presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference Obesity and Cancer: Mechanisms Underlying Etiology and Outcomes, held Jan. 27-30. « Cancer is the leading cause…

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À propos de l’étude ComPARe

L’étude ComPARe (Canadian Population Attributable Risk of Cancer, Risque attribuable du cancer chez la population canadienne) estime le nombre et le pourcentage de cas de cancer en raison des facteurs de risque modifiables liés au mode de vie, à l’environnement et aux agents infectieux. L’étude ComPARe estime également l’impact sur l’incidence que la prévention pourrait avoir sur le nombre futur de cas de cancer si des changements étaient apportés à ces facteurs de risque.