Medical News Summary: Acute myelogenous leukemia more prevalent in obese elderly women


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About: Acute myelogenous leukemia more prevalent in obese elderly women
Date: 8 November 2004
Source: Web MD
Author: Kelli Miller Stacy
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Web MD): Acute myelogenous leukemia has been found to be more prevalent amongst older women who are overweight. A link has been established between this type of leukemia and BMI. Obese women may be at a risk of 140% higher than those of normal weight. Survival rates for the elderly are generally poor. Obesity has also been linked to increased risk of colon and breast cancer.
URL: http://my.webmd.com/content/article/96/103875.htm
Related Disease Topics: Acute myelogenous leukemia, Leukemia, Obesity, Overweight, Colon cancer, Breast cancer

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