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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About ComPARe

The Canadian Population Attributable Risk of Cancer (ComPARe) study estimates the number and percentage of cancer cases in Canada caused by preventable lifestyle, environmental and infectious agent risk factors. ComPARe also estimates how changes to these risk factors through prevention could affect the number of cancer cases in the future.