Adiposity and cancer risk: new mechanistic insights from epidemiology

Renehan, Andrew G; Zwahlen, Marcel; Egger, Matthias (2015). Adiposity and cancer risk: new mechanistic insights from epidemiology. Nature reviews - cancer, 15(8), pp. 484-498. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/nrc3967

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Excess body adiposity, commonly expressed as body mass index (BMI), is a risk factor for many common adult cancers. Over the past decade, epidemiological data have shown that adiposity-cancer risk associations are specific for gender, site, geographical population, histological subtype and molecular phenotype. The biological mechanisms underpinning these associations are incompletely understood but need to take account of the specificities observed in epidemiology to better inform future prevention strategies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Zwahlen, Marcel and Egger, Matthias

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1474-175X

Publisher:

Nature Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

29 Jul 2015 13:53

Last Modified:

14 Sep 2017 00:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1038/nrc3967

PubMed ID:

26205341

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70626

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70626

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