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Symposium 1: Overnutrition: consequences and solutions. Obesity and cancer risk.

Abstract:

Epidemiological studies have provided convincing evidence that obesity increases the risk for cancers of the oesophagus (adenocarcinoma), colon, pancreas, breast (post-menopausal), endometrium and kidney. The magnitude of the increase in risk varies between cancer sites. For an increase in BMI of 10 kg/m2 relative risks are approximately 2.3 for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus, 1.5 for colon cancer in men, 1.2 for colon cancer in women, 1.4 for post-menopausal breast cancer, 2.9 for endometr...

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10.1017/s0029665109991698

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Volume:
69
Issue:
1
Pages:
86-90
Publication date:
2010-02-05
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EISSN:
1475-2719
ISSN:
0029-6651
URN:
uuid:5a6394e2-1c61-42ec-85d8-041e8eb20721
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26781
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pubs:26781

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