Over 30 cancer cases a day linked to inactivity and excess weight: Aussie data

Diagnoses linked to physical inactivity have tripled, in updated estimates from epidemiologist Professor Brigid Lynch.
Professor Brigid Lynch. Photo: COSA.

More than 11,600 cases of cancer a year in Australia are associated with people being overweight or physically inactive, an oncology conference has heard.

About 17 diagnoses a day are linked to inactivity, and 14 cases a day associated with obesity and overweight, researchers told the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia’s (COSA) annual scientific meeting in Melbourne, 1-3 November.