2007 - Increasing BMI was associated with increasing risk for overall cancer incidence and mortality in middle-aged women

Peeters, Anna
May 2008
ACP Journal Club;5/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 3, p12
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents information on a case study that was conducted to assess the association between body mass index (BMI) and cancer incidence and mortality in middle-aged women. The study revealed that increasing BMI was associated with increasing risks for all cancers. It was concluded that increasing body mass index was associated with increasing risk for cancer incidence and mortality overall.


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