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In the United States, roughly 10 percent of all cancers -- more than 100,000 cases a year -- could be avoided if overweight and obesity did not exist, according to updated statistics on the proportion of cancer due to obesity released Monday.

The new projections stem from a review of published studies, updates to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) report from 2002, and data from the Nurses' Health Study II, which includes 116,686 women, Dr. Graham Colditz explained at a press briefing at the American Association for Cancer Research's international conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research underway in Baltimore.

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