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How many people get cancer by being overweight or obese?

In 2002, about 41,000 new cases of cancer in the United States were estimated to be due to obesity. This means that about 3.2 percent of all new cancers are linked to obesity.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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