Cancers linked to excess weight make up 40% of all US diagnoses, study finds

CDC researchers said the risk of 13 cancers is increased by being overweight or obese, including cancer of the thyroid, gallbladder, liver, kidney, colon and pancreas. Being overweight also increases the risk of a blood cancer called myeloma, a spinal cancer called meningioma, a type of esophageal cancer, and a type of stomach cancer. The study looked at cancers more likely to occur in people who are overweight or obese. These cancers are linked to being