Risk Factors for Cancer: Obesity
More than two-thirds (68%) of American adults are obese or overweight. Similarly, almost one-third or 30% of Georgia adults are obese and 33% of Augustans, 33% of Aiken County residents, and 26% of Columbia County residents are obese putting them a higher risk for developing some of the cancers listed below.
- Breast (after menopause)
- Uterus lining (endometrium)
- Colon and rectum