The recent news that Kansas is now the seventh-fattest state in the nation points toward a future of increased health problems, including cancer. In fact, as smoking rates decline and obesity rates rise, obesity is poised to overtake tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer. That’s why the University of Kansas Cancer Center is highlighting a weight control research study as part of its effort to win federal designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson reports.
Bryan Thompson is a reporter for the KHI News Service in Topeka and a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a consortium of news outlets dedicated to covering health and health issues in Kansas and Missouri.