July 25, 2012, The Jerusalem Post
By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
Tel Aviv University researchers have found a connection between obesity in childhood and colon or bladder cancer in adulthood. The risk for these malignant tumors is 40 percent higher in adults who were overweight as children.
Dr. Adi Leiba, Prof. Arnon Afek and Dr. Ari Shamiss of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, together with researchers from the IDF’s medical corps and the Hadassah Medical Organization, just published their study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Continue reading