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    Childhood obesity and cancer
    • Sudhir Kumar, Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurological Sciences

    Dear Editor

    I read with great interest the recent review on health consequences of childhood obesity.[1] Though they have highlighted a variety of health consequences, the influence of obesity on cancer has not been discussed.

    Cancers in adulthood are associated with childhood and adolescent obesity.[2] In a long-term follow up study, a higher prevalence of colorectal cancer was found among men who had been...

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