Obesity and Cancer

  • Tobias Pischon
  • Katharina Nimptsch

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 208)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Tobias Pischon, Katharina Nimptsch
    Pages 1-15
  3. Carmen Jochem, Michael Leitzmann
    Pages 17-41
  4. Renée T. Fortner, Verena Katzke, Tilman Kühn, Rudolf Kaaks
    Pages 43-65
  5. Katharina Nimptsch, Annika Steffen, Tobias Pischon
    Pages 67-80
  6. Kathryn M. Wilson, Eunyoung Cho
    Pages 81-93
  7. Dominique S. Michaud
    Pages 95-105
  8. Eileen Shaw, Megan Farris, Jessica McNeil, Christine Friedenreich
    Pages 107-136
  9. Yin Cao, Edward Giovannucci
    Pages 137-153
  10. Shelley S. Tworoger, Tianyi Huang
    Pages 155-176
  11. Krasimira Aleksandrova, Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Sabrina Schlesinger
    Pages 177-198
  12. Mauricio Berriel Diaz, Stephan Herzig, Tobias Schafmeier
    Pages 219-242
  13. Andrew G. Renehan, Isabelle Soerjomataram
    Pages 243-256

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the relationship between obesity and cancer. It opens with a global perspective on obesity and cancer incidence, followed by in-depth discussions of those cancers for which we have sufficient evidence of a causal relationship with obesity. It addresses topics such as the effects of obesity on cancer incidence and cancer survival, the effects of weight gain and weight loss in adulthood on cancer risk, the effects of childhood and adolescent obesity, and the role of body fat distribution in cancer risk. Individual chapters discuss potential pathways for the observed associations and explore possible mechanisms from both an epidemiological and an experimental perspective. It concludes with a population perspective on the cancer risk that is attributable to obesity and is thus potentially avoidable. This book is of particular value to researchers and epidemiologists and is also of interest to public health workers and clinicians.


Biological Mechanisms Cancer Epidemiology Metabolism Obesity Risks

Editors and affiliations

  • Tobias Pischon
    • 1
  • Katharina Nimptsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Molecular Epidemiology Research GroupMax Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)Robert-Rössle-Straße Germany
  2. 2.Molecular Epidemiology Research GroupMax Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)Robert-Rössle-StraßeGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42540-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42542-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6767
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