Can being obese be a risk factor for colon cancer?

This question was asked in Anaheim, California on 06/15/2012.
Is having a bad diet a big cause of colon cancer? Does overeating increase your chances of developing colon cancer?

Doctors Answers (2)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 6/28/2012

A poor diet that is low in fiber is considered a risk factor for colon cancer. Please refer to the American Cancer website for the latest information about colon cancer and its risk factors.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 6/19/2012

Obesity is a risk factor colon cancer.