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Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer

Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer

• In the US, nearly one in five deaths is associated with obesity, and eight obesity-related diseases account for 75 percent of all healthcare costs
• Obesity will likely claim the lead spot as the principal cause of 10 different types of cancer within the next decade, surpassing smoking as a principal cause
• Contrary to previous assumptions, new research reveals bisphenol-A (BPA) is metabolized into a biologically active metabolite that promotes obesity