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Thursday, October 16, 2014

UK tops WHO gullet cancer table and obesity may be factor

 15 October 2014 

The UK has the highest rate in the world of one of the two main cancers of the food pipe or gullet, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Men are around four times as likely as women to develop adenocarcinoma (AC), a type of oesophageal cancer, it says.

Obesity could be a factor in the development of the disease, partly because of excess stomach acid.

Obesity campaigners said UK gullet cancer figures were "a tragedy". (...)

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