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How does my weight affect my risk of pancreatic cancer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Having a body mass index (BMI) over 30 significantly increases risk for pancreatic cancer. One study showed people with obesity were 1.72 times more likely to get pancreatic cancer than those who had a BMI under 23. Overweight and obese people may also develop the disease younger and have shorter survival time once diagnosed. 

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John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
The body mass index (BMI) is a statistical measure calculated based on a person's height and weight. A person with a BMI above 25 is considered overweight and this can increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

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