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Ohio Report on Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity

Ohio Report on Cancers Associated with Overweight and ObesityThe Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System and Chronic Disease and Behavioral Epidemiology Program at the Ohio Department of Health are pleased to present Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity, Ohio, 1996-2009, a report created in partnership with The Ohio State University. This report is the first ever in Ohio that provides data and information about the eight cancer sites/types the National Cancer Institute associates with overweight and obesity:

  • Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus
  • Colon and Rectum
  • Endometrial (Corpus Uterus)
  • Postmenopausal Female Breast
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidney
  • Pancreas
  • Thyroid

Overweight, obesity and lack of physical activity are associated with increased risks of several life-threatening diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and many sites/types of cancer. One-third of the more than 500,000 cancer deaths that occur each year in the United States can be attributed to bad diet and physical inactivity, which are risk factors for overweight and obesity.

Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity, Ohio, 1996-2009 highlights the increased cancer risk associated with excess weight.  Included in the report is a summary of cancer incidence and mortality rates over time; physical activity and overweight/obesity trends in Ohio; patterns of obesity over time by county; overweight and obesity-related risk factors; physical activity and healthy eating goals from the Ohio Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2011-2014; and guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention.

Last Reviewed: 1/29/13