In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week, a team of US researchers studies the effect of body mass index on the risk of lung cancer for never, current, and former smokers. The team prospectively examined the association between BMI and lung cancer risk in 448,732 men and women, and found that BMI was inversely associated with lung cancer incidence among both men and women.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

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