Throat cancer increase may be linked to obesity

April 4, 2008 9:18:15 AM PDT
A rise in throat cancer may be linked to Americans eating more carbohydrates and the growing obesity problem.

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals in Cleveland compared data on throat cancer rates and food consumption. They found a correlation. They also report that throat cancer is linked to a condition known as GERD, which is also linked to obesity and high carbohydrate intake.

This study is reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.