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40 percent of US cancers linked to excess weight

WASHINGTON: About 40 percent of all cancers in the United States -- more than 630,000 in all -- are associated with excess weight, health officials said Tuesday, urging a renewed focus on prevention. In a nation where 71 percent of adults are either overweight or obese, the findings by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "are a cause for concern," said the agency's director Brenda Fitzgerald. "A majority of American adults weigh more than recommended -– and being overweight or obese puts people at higher…

Chinese consortium top bidder for stake in Pakistan Stock Exchange

KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) said on Thursday a Chinese consortium has offered to buy a 40 percent stake in one of the top performing Asian bourses, ARY News reported. According to a press release issued by PSX, a Chinese consortium consisting of China Financial Futures Exchange Company Limited, Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange turned up as the top bidder offering Rs28 per share for 40 percent stake in the bourse. The bidding process was conducted PSX's divestment committee on Thursday…