Increasing Prevalence of Obesity in Cancer Survivors

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Increasing Prevalence of Obesity in Cancer Survivors
Increasing Prevalence of Obesity in Cancer Survivors

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- From 1997 to 2014 the estimated rate of annual increase in obesity prevalence was higher for adults with a history of cancer, according to a study published online July 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Heather Greenlee, Ph.D., from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues examined trends in obesity prevalence among cancer survivors by using a population-based nationally representative sample of 538,969 noninstitutionalized U.S. adults. A total of 32,447 cancer survivors were identified, with breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer the most common diagnoses.

The researchers observed increases in the prevalence of obesity from 1997 to 2014, from 22.4 to 31.7 percent in cancer survivors and from 20.9 to 29.5 percent in adults without a history of cancer. The estimated rate of annual increase in obesity prevalence was higher for adults with a history of cancer than in those without a history of cancer. The estimated rate of annual increase in prevalence of obesity was 3.1 and 3.7 percent, respectively, for female and male colorectal cancer survivors; 3 percent for breast cancer survivors; and 2.1 percent for prostate cancer survivors. Colorectal cancer survivors, breast cancer survivors, and non-Hispanic blacks had the highest rates of increasing obesity burden.

"From 1997 to 2014, obesity increased more rapidly among adult cancer survivors compared with the general population," the authors write.

Two authors disclosed financial ties to EHE International.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters




More in Home

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found to transmit Zika virus

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

And, two young females with tongue piercings have deep lingual infrabony lesions, periodontitis

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid  Benzodiazepine Use

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of ...

Five-fold increased risk of opioid-related overdose during first 90 days of concurrent use

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »