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Ask Dr. Karl: Can obesity be a risk factor for cancer?

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si_220_karlepisode1.jpgCBC's resident medical specialist Dr. Karl Kabasele is here to answer your questions.

Each week, his new Q&A style video blog explores a different health-related topic based on what we hear from you, the CBCnews audience.

We're kicking off the series with some cancer-related questions in honour of the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Month.

Today's came to us from Shawn in Toronto. He asked Dr. Karl about little-known risk factors for cancer. The answer may surprise you.

Have you got a health or medical question that you'd like Dr. Karl to answer? Here's how to get in touch:

  • Use your webcam or a video camera to film a question and upload it here.
  • If you've got a CBC News app on your mobile device, use it to capture and upload a video directly from the palm of your hand.
  • Tweet your question with the hashtag "#AskDrKarl"
  • Email the CBC Community team with your questions at
You can also leave your questions in the comment section below.

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