CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Why is the overall cancer rate declining, while cancer rates associated with overweight and obesity are on the rise?

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Media Advisory

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 12:45 p.m. ET

(404) 639-3286


Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, cancers associated with overweight and obesity accounted for 40 percent of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014. About 2 in 3 of these cancers are in adults 50- to 74-years-old.


CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D.

Lisa C. Richardson, M.D., M.P.H., Division of Cancer Prevention and Control


Tuesday, October 3, at 12:10 p.m. ET


Media: 888-795-0855

Non-Media: 800-369-1605

INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331


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