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Study links obesity to risk of colon polyps

Risk of colorectal polpys was elevated by 24% in people who had a body mass index of 25 or higher when compared with those who had a lower BMI, according to researchers from Imperial College London. The analysis in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, which included data from 23 studies, indicated obesity was not a significant factor in whether the polyps advanced to cancerous tumors. Read the abstract. News-Medical.Net/Medwire News (7/10)

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