Shield your immune system

Rates of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system, have almost doubled in the past 30 years, with 56,390 new cases in 2005. Holding the line on weight gain may protect you, concludes a Canadian study of 4,100 men and women (one-quarter of whom had the disease).

Obesity related boost in lymph system cancer rate

Female 36%
Male 59%

GRAPH: Obesity related boost in lymph system cancer rate

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