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The complex link between obesity and cancer

Deepa Koli   |   Clinical Summary   |   11 April 2022
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Takeaway

  • Mendelian randomization studies establish the causality of obesity (body mass index [BMI], ≥30 kg/m 2 ) with colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, kidney, and pancreatic cancer and esophageal adenocarcinoma.
  • BMI shows an inverse association with breast cancer.

Why this matters

  • Findings show a complex relationship between obesity and cancer risk.

Study design

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