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Obesity Compounds Leukemia Risk

Considering the staggering obesity epidemic is having such a devastating effect on the number of Americans who are diagnosed with cancer, it's not terribly surprising to learn being overweight can more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), an often fatal cancer that starts in the bone marrow in immature cells that normally should become white blood cells. Over the course of this 14-year study of more than 37,000 Iowa women, 200 developed leukemia,...

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