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          Date of Hearing:  May 6, 2015


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                                 Jimmy Gomez, Chair


          AB  
          990 (Bonilla) - As Amended April 20, 2015


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:  No


          SUMMARY:


          This bill requires the California Department of Public Health  
          (CDPH) to include information regarding the increased risk of  
          breast cancer associated with obesity in any literature  
          regarding breast cancer they produce or update on or after  








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          January 1, 2016.  


          It also clarifies that CDPH does not need to dispose of, or  
          refrain from disseminating existing published literature solely  
          for the purpose of complying with these provisions.  


          FISCAL EFFECT:


          Negligible state fiscal effect.


          COMMENTS:


          1)Purpose.   The author states, according to the California  
            Cancer Registry, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed  
            cancer among women in California.  The author asserts studies  
            have shown that significant weight gain increases a person's  
            risk for breast cancer, for example, a study published in the  
            Journal of the American Medical Association found that women  
            who gained 55 pounds or more after age 18 had a 45% higher  
            cancer risk.  The author concludes this vital information will  
            enable individuals to implement preventative measures and lead  
            healthier, cancer-free lives. 


          2)Background. According to the Centers for Disease Control and  
            Prevention, obesity contributes to the following health  
            consequences:  coronary heart disease; Type II diabetes;  
            cancers - endometrial, breast, and colon; hypertension;  
            stroke; liver and gallbladder disease; sleep apnea and  
            respiratory problems; osteoarthritis; and, gynecological  
            problems such as abnormal menses, and infertility.  


            This bill requires CDPH-produced information about breast  








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            cancer to include information about the link to obesity.


          Analysis Prepared by:Lisa Murawski / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081