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Obesity increases risk of several cancers in men and women, study finds

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1042
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Being overweight or obese increases the risk of several cancers in men and women, a new study has found.

    The research, which followed more than 145 000 people in Austria for 10 years, shows that high body weight was associated with a greater risk of colon, rectal, and pancreatic cancer in men and of endometrial and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas in women (British Journal of Cancer 2005;93:1062-7).

    A high body mass index (BMI) also seemed to increase the risk of breast cancer among women aged 65 or more.

    “Our study provides additional …

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