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Michael Thun Quotes

The risk of dying of breast cancer increases as BMI increases, ... The risk of dying of colon cancer increases in the overweight as well as the obese.
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#Cancer

The group who had reported skin cancer in 1982 had about a 25 to 30 percent higher death rate from cancers generally during the next 12 years than people who did not report skin cancer.
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#Cancer

[Researchers at the American Cancer Society compared the risk of dying among overweight people in two of its studies-one done from 1982 to 1991 and another from 1998 to 2002.] Instead of decreasing, ... the relative risk of dying among the overweight actually increased over time.
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#Cancer

Smoking rates [of both men and women] have been converging for some time now. And we know that men who smoke have decreased their use of tobacco more than women.
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#Men

We estimate that 90,000 deaths due to cancer could be prevented each year in the United States if men and women could maintain normal weight,
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#Cancer

Lung cancer death rates have fallen 17 percent in men from 1990 to 2002. Both incidence and death rates have leveled off in women, so we are turning the corner.
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#Cancer

It's still a very good idea to eat a diet that's high in fresh fruits and vegetables, both for its direct benefit on heart disease and reducing adult-onset diabetes.
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#Diets And Dieting

The CDC seriously underestimated the risk of dying in the overweight by not adequately dealing with the bias due to smoking and disease,
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#Risk

If you have a short follow-up, you still have a problem with people who don't know they're sick, ... As the follow-up lengthens, that's less of a problem because the people who don't know that they're sick die.
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#People

There was not a shred of evidence of reduced risk. The ultra light haven't been used as long as the light and it is possible that some difference in risk might emerge with longer term use of the ultra light, but this is very, very solid for the low tar.
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#Risk

Experiments have shown that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin, inhibit tumors in a whole array of cancers, including cancers of the colon, esophagus and stomach.
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#Drugs

Fat is the most calorie-dense food.
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#Food