According to data from the U.S. Cancer statistics database, researchers at the CDC found that approximately 631,000 people in the U.S. received a diagnosis of cancer associated with obesity, representing 40% of all diagnosed cancers from years 2005-2014. These obesity-related cancers were higher among people aged 50 and above, higher among females, and higher among black and white adults compared with other ethnicities. This data has a large implication on public health practice. The burden of obesity-related cancers might be reduced through efforts to control eating and dieting habits, as well as comprehensive cancer control strategies such as evidence-based interventions to promote healthy weight.

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