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People with excessive body fat around the waist may be at increased risk of developing oesophageal cancer, according to new research.

More information: Independent.ie

Oesophageal (or esophageal) cancer is malignancy of the esophagus. It is a relatively rare form of cancer, but some world areas have a markedly higher incidence than others: Belgium, China, Iran, Iceland, India, Japan, the United Kingdom.

There are a number of risk factors for esophageal cancer. Some subtypes of cancer are linked to particular risk factors:

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