Obesity and cancer -The evidence is fattening up

Rudolf Kaaks*, Tilman Kühn

*Corresponding author for this work

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A large-scale study with 5.24 million participants has found statistically significant associations between increased BMI and 17 of 22 frequent cancers. The strongest associations were observed for cancers of the endometrium, kidney, gallbladder and uterus. Questions remain as to whether several of the weaker associations reported in this study reflect genuinely causal relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-645
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Endocrinology
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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