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Evidence of obesity, cancer association

Evidence of obesity, cancer association

Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer, consisting mainly of those related to digestive organs and hormone-related malignancies, reveals a review of 204 studies in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers Maria Kyrgiou and Kostas Tsilidis from Imperial College London say in a press release there could be associations between obesity and other cancers, but the quality of evidence is not strong.

First published: April 2017

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