VIDEO Study links obesity to ovarian cancer

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Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 12 at 4:54 PM

There’s a new reason to watch your waistline, ladies.

A new study links obesity to ovarian cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research and  World Cancer Research Fund found that a five-point increase in a woman’s body mass index, or BMI, could increase the risk of ovarian cancer by six percent.

It’s the first time a study has suggested being overweight increases your risk of this type of cancer.

Oncologist Dr. Dale Fuller joined Shelly Slater on News 8 at 4 to talk about why being fat is now a risk factor.

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