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October 22, 2010 | 1 minute read

From the AICR Research Conference: The Global Impact of Obesity on Cancer

Dr. June Stevens, AICR/WCRF Distinguished Professor at UNC/Chapel Hill, led off this morning’s session on obesity and cancer by noting some troubling global trends. She shared data showing that, around the world, obesity is on the rise. Yet in country after country, the same phenomenon is observed: First, obesity rates increase among all income groups. Then, rates start to level off — but only among higher-income people. Among the lowest income groups, obesity continues to surge unabated.

Dr. Juan Rivera, of Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health, was a member of the expert panel who authored the AICR/WCRF report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective. He presented data on the growing obesity epidemic among Mexican children, and mentioned that AICR/WCRF expert report’s recommendations are being used by the Mexican government in its efforts to prevent obesity and lower cancer rates.

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