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Obesity and Cancer: Epidemiology

  • Melinda L. IrwinEmail author
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Part of the Energy Balance and Cancer book series (EBAC, volume 1)

Abstract

The increase in overweight and obesity in the past few decades is well documented [1]. Observational epidemiologic studies have consistently shown associations between obesity and increased risk of cancer [2, 3]. Studies have also consistently shown associations between obesity at or before the time of cancer diagnosis and increased risk of cancer mortality [4]. Less known is whether weight gain or weight loss affects cancer prognosis [5, 6].

Keywords

Breast Cancer Physical Activity Cancer Survivor Breast Cancer Survivor Breast Cancer Recurrence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthYale School of Public HealthNew HavenUSA

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