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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

Freisling, Heinz, Arnold, Melina, Soerjomataram, Isabelle, O'Doherty, Mark George, Ordóñez-Mena, José Manuel, Bamia, Christina, Kampman, Ellen, Leitzmann, Michael, Romieu, Isabelle, Kee, Frank, Tsilidis, Konstantinos, Tjønneland, Anne , Trichopoulou, Antonia, Boffetta, Paolo, Benetou, Vassiliki, Bueno-de-Mesquita, H B(as), Huerta, José María, Brenner, Hermann , Wilsgaard, Tom and Jenab, Mazda (2017) 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. British Journal of Cancer 116 (11), pp. 1486-1497.

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Abstract

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 ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Medicine > Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventivmedizin
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10.1038/bjc.2017.106DOI
Keywords:DOSE-RESPONSE METAANALYSIS; NIH-AARP DIET; MASS INDEX; GASTRIC ADENOCARCINOMA; ANTHROPOMETRIC FACTORS; WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE; COLORECTAL-CANCER; PANCREATIC-CANCER; ABDOMINAL OBESITY; UNITED-STATES; CHANCES consortium; ageing; cohort; obesity; body fat distribution; cancer; prevention
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:38989
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