Recent unintentional weight loss linked to increase in short-term cancer risk

Health care professionals who experienced recent weight loss had a significantly higher risk for a cancer diagnosis during the subsequent 12 months, results of a prospective cohort analysis revealed.
The findings suggest an association between recent weight loss and increased short-term cancer risk, according to data published in JAMA.
Cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract occurred most frequently among individuals with recent weight loss, according to study investigators.
“We wanted to assess whether cancers caused weight loss prior to diagnosis and what cancer types did this,”

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