BMI associated with adult cancer risk

Bertino, Joseph
March 2008
Hem/Onc Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p49
The article discusses research on the association of high body mass index (BMI) with adult cancer risk. It references a study published in a 2008 issue of "Lancet." The researchers used data on 20 cancer types from prospective studies found on Medline and Embase between 1966 and 2007 to determine the strength of correlations between BMI and various cancer sites. The study found that the association between increased BMI and colon cancer was greater in men than in women.


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