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Surgical Removal of Abdominal Fat Reduces Skin Cancer in Mice

(Science Daily) Rutgers scientists … have found that surgical removal of abdominal fat from mice fed a high-fat diet reduces the risk of ultraviolet-light induced skin cancer -- the most prevalent cancer in the United States with more than 2 million new cases each year.
"We don't know what effect fat removal would have in humans," said Allan Conney, professor of pharmacology… "We would like to encourage epidemiologists to study whether there is a lower incidence of sunlight-induced skin cancer in people who have had liposuction surgery to remove fat tissue."
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