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Comparison of general obesity and measures of body fat distribution in older adults in relation to cancer risk: meta-analysis of individual participant data of seven prospective cohorts in Europe.

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BACKGROUND: We evaluated the associations of anthropometric indicators of general obesity (body mass index, BMI), an established risk factor of various cancer, and body fat distribution (waist circumference, WC; hip circumference, HC; and waist-to-hip ratio, WHR), which may better reflect metabolic complications of obesity, with total obesity-related and site-specific (colorectal and postmenopausal breast) cancer incidence.

METHODS: This is a meta-analysis of seven prospective cohor...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/bjc.2017.106

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
Cancer Research UK Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer Journal website
Volume:
116
Issue:
11
Pages:
1486-1497
Publication date:
2017-04-25
Acceptance date:
2017-03-27
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
Source identifiers:
691279
Language:
English
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uuid:6d6eff97-d947-4244-af0c-7df6d85b9ab7
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2017-06-13

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