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Obesity and Pancreatic Cancer

Obesity is probably the number one health problem in America today. People who are obese or overweight are known to have much higher rates of disease and mortality.

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found obesity is linked to pancreatic cancer.

Obese people are 72 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who are not obese, although these increased risks can be helped with exercise.

Walking or hiking at least 1.5 hours per week cut this increased risk by half.

This study again highlights what we already know: there are major health risks associated with obesity, and exercise can improve our health no matter what shape we are in.