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New studies warn about obesity, body shape and cancer risks

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A new report from the American Cancer Society reveals one third of adults are considered obese and one third of new cancer cases diagnosed this year will be linked to poor nutrition, inactivity and obesity.

Meanwhile, a new study reveals why a person's body shape could determine their risk of kidney disease. Previous research has shown people who are apple-shaped, or who have more fat around the middle are more likely to develop kidney disease than people who carry more weight in their hips and thighs.

Now, scientists have discovered that apple shape is associated with lower kidney function, lower kidney blood flow and higher blood pressure within the kidneys, all of which increase the risk of kidney disease later in life.

The same report also found that people who use tanning beds in their teens and twenties increase their risk of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, by 75%.

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